Simple Sailman (oz12472)


Simple Sailman (oz12472) by Dave Banham from Bowman Models 1977 - plan thumbnail

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Simple Sailman. Radio control sailplane model.

Quote: "Hello Steve & Mary, I have a Bowman Model Kits Simple Sailman 110 in 2 ch thermal glider designed by Dave Banham in about 1977, for your plans collection. The original dyeline plans had faded badly in parts and therefore I have had to re-pen those parts.
The second e-mail has supplementary items, such as photos of my electric version of the model I built this year, Bowman adverts of the period & a set decal I've created from the box art. Best Regards,"

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Simple Sailman (oz12472) by Dave Banham from Bowman Models 1977 - model pic

  • (oz12472)
    Simple Sailman
    by Dave Banham
    from Bowman Models
    110in span
    Glider R/C Kit
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 07/09/2020
    Filesize: 439KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: RoyThompson

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User comments

Very happy to see this! I had one of these from the kit back in the early 80s and put many, many happy hours on it. Two suggested mods: 1. make the short wing outer panels detachable for transport; 2. double the polyhedral angle of those tip sections as otherwise it is very unresponsive to rudder. But great handling with extra tip polyhedral.
Simon - 17/09/2020
Simon, good news the outer panels are detachable, I was thinking of making the main panel in two parts, so it a 4 piece wing for easy of transportation.
I agree with increasing the polyhedral angle, rudder response is ok but could do with a little more. I may make some new out panels a little longer with more angle and take up 120”
Roy - 03/10/2020
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  • Supplement Filesize: 848KB Filename: Simple_Sailman_oz12472_adverts.pdf
  • Supplement Filesize: 36KB Filename: Simple_Sailman_oz12472_decal.pdf
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