Seraph (oz1269)


Seraph (oz1269) by DC Butler from Aeromodeller 1953 - plan thumbnail

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Seraph. A2 towline glider model.

Quote: "The Seraph is the latest in a series of long-moment A/2's and, although the designer states that it just falls short of a still air maximum from a 164 ft line, its performance in the preliminary 1954 eliminator suggests that the design will be well among the top dozen in the finals.

The layout follows the almost standard pod and boom approach, but additional strength is gained by running the boom right through to the nose-block and building the pod round it to obtain the necessary cross-section.

Construction starts with cutting out the sheet parts for the fuselage and gently steaming the bottom panel to a slight curve from F7 forwards. Secure the towhook in place and add formers 3, 4, 7, 8 and 11 to 21 inclusive. The auto-rudder line is threaded through and the DT hook cemented in position before adding the sides and top of the basic stick.

After fitting the side pieces P3, add the pod formers, the sheeting P1 and P2, and the rear wing peg. Cut the pod sides from 1/16 in sheet, chamfering the rear edges and fit in place, steaming to the gentle curve if necessary. Complete the remainder of the structure and sand smooth..."

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Update 20/11/2017: Added PDFvector plan tracing, thanks to hogal.

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Seraph (oz1269) by DC Butler from Aeromodeller 1953 - model pic

  • (oz1269)
    by DC Butler
    from Aeromodeller
    December 1953 
    64in span
    Glider F/F
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 22/06/2014
    Filesize: 492KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap • PDFvector
    Credit*: jj, hogal

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Seraph (oz1269) by DC Butler from Aeromodeller 1953 - pic 006.jpg

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User comments

Did anyone notice the plan shows square wing tips and the photo shows elliptical wing tips?
anon - 11/01/2016
Fair point. Have switched that photo to more_pics 003. The Article says: "Heading view shows Peter Allaker's variation with rounded tips".
SteveWMD - 11/01/2016
Hi there, I'd like to share some pictures of my Seraph towline glider [main pic, 005, 006]. Cheers,
SamK - 27/04/2021
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