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Laros. Free flight glider model. Wingspan 2.14 m.
Quote: "Laros 1942. Drawn and inked by Ferdinando Gale Aug 1988."
Quote: "Certification: This free flight sailplane was designed and built by Ferdinando Gale during October 1942. Subsequently, after the model has proven its worth in several competitions, the plans were marketed by the firm Aeropiccola of Turin. Plans and construction articles were also published on the Italian magazine Modellismo, issue 26, April 1949 and issue 44, April 1952 (the latter covering slightly improved version, called 'Superlaros'. These plans of the original Laros design have been redrawn (for radio assistance) by the original designer Ferdinando Gale, according to the rules of SAM Italia, chapter 62, 1988 issue. Seniority bonus : 8 points (1950-1942). Ferdinando Gale. 17 SAM Italia Chapter 62."
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Update 09/10/2021: Added two articles in Italian (Laros from Modellismo 1949, Superlaros from Modellismo 1952), thanks to Pit.
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User commentsGreat guy, that dottore from Italy!
Honorable Ferdinando Gale is the author of many fine books decent modelbuilders should have at hand, among them:
Aerodynamic Design of Radioguided Sailplanes (1987);
Alianti, Soarers, Planeurs, Segelflugzeuge (1978);
Manuale di tecnica aeromodellistica (1953);
Tailless Tale. A low wing key to the all-wing configuration (1991).
Robert Schlickewitz - 08/10/2021
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