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Jasco Nordic. Free flight towline glider. Wingspan 72 in, wing area.
Quote: "Giant 72 in wingspan Nordic A.2 glider. Designed to the International Nordic A.2 glider rules - up to 526.9 sq in total flying surface area; minimum weight of 14.46 oz. Official line length is 164 feet, but for fun flying a 300 ft or even 400 ft line may be used."
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User commentsWould anyone have any information on the airfoils used on this classic glider or perhaps the wing and stabilizer rib outlines themselves?
Mel Gray - 07/03/2020
The wing and stab root rib profiles and spar locations are on the plan. See the fuselage side view. To develop the others, use the enlarge/reduce feature on a copier to get the tip rib profiles, and then go with the sandwich method to get the intermediate ribs.
Bill Hibbets - 07/03/2020
Thanks for your suggestions, Bill. The wing section shown on the fuselage side view is flat bottomed. Another section of the plan shows an airfoil with undercamber. The wing transitions from flat bottom over the wing mount to undercamber for the balance of the span. I must admit that I am being lazy here. My rusty memory thinks that this glider used a NACA6409 section in the wing. I can use online airfoil plotters to generate the rib profiles. I was simply seeking confirmation on the wing airfoil section or, if lucky, the rib profiles from the kit.
Mel Gray - 08/03/2020
The airfoil is NACA 6409 as listed on the Jetco box.
Glenn Heeren - 26/10/2020
I built this model in the early 1970s [more pics 003-006]. I was the only model builder/flyer in the area. My only contact with other modelers was an occasional trip to the hobby shop about 50 miles away.
Glenn Heeren - 30/10/2020
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