340 Ali (oz12005)
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340 Ali. Radio control sailplane model. Wingspan 2,230 mm.
Planfile includes full build instructions in both German and English.
Quote: "Hello Steve! First of all: I really thank you for the work you do here! This database is a very fine and useful thing for so many of us 'Retro-nerds'. I'm busy as "jannicam" on the german "RC-Network" and there promote the oldie-meeting "Retro Nord" ;-). This is my first try to upload something to Outerzone.
I happened to get a very-very rare plan of the ALI, unfortunately it's been cut into pieces and folded several times, drawings in it - definitely not in good condition. I repaired the mess, and with the help of a good professional copyshop here in Hamburg I finally got a scan, that will be good enough to be used for building up this oldie again.
Here is some additional information about the model:
Hegi 340 Ali (first appearance in Catalogue MK6 1966). High-performance sailplane designed by Joachim Heise (several times German National Champion). Hegi writes about this model: 'An outstanding performer, both for slope-soaring and for towline flying over flat ground. It’s simple, rugged construction also enables it to stand the stress of aerobatics.' The text in later catalogue MK 9 says that the model won many prizes and can also be launched with a pylon-mounted engine.
Wingspan: 2230 mm (88”)
Length: 1280 mm (50 ½”)
Wing area: 36.4 sq dm (564 sq in)
Tail area: 8.3 sq dm (129 sq in)
Total area: 44.7 sq dm (693 sq in)
All-up flying wight: approx 1000 g (35 oz) with radio
Area loading: approx 22 g per sq dm (7-1/4 oz per sq ft)
Up to 600 g (22oz) of radio equipment can be carried by the model
The real-existing model's photographer was Markus Schäfer [main model pic]. He allowed to use the picture, it would be kind to mention his authorship.
So long for now, and: Thanks again! Sincerely,"
Direct submission to Outerzone.
Update 12/03/2020: Added Hegi catalogue page, and assembly photographs, thanks to jannicam.
Supplementary file notes
Catalogue page (MK9).
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