Star 13 (oz13701)
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Segelflugmodell Star 13. Radio control towline glider. Wingspan 3400 mm.
The Star 13 sailplane was designed in 1943 by Karl Heinz Stadler, of Nuremberg. This here is a modern reconstruction, re-drawn completely in CAD, by Matthias in 2021.
There was a (very brief) article about the original Star 13 in the 1948 Aeromodeller Annual, see supplement file.
Quote: "Star 13 is the latest design by KH Stadler of Nuremberg, and is a development of a similar model built by his brother George in 1943, for which a distance record of 19 km was claimed. Unusual in German models fuselage is multi-stringer to a semi-streamline shape, with high mid-wing wing location. These taper elliptically and favour RAF 32 profile. Tailplane is symmetrical. Incidence settings are mainplane 2.1° positive, tailplane 1° negative.
Performance: Average time from normal 328 ft towlaunch is from 3-5 minutes. Best time recorded for the model is just over 21 hours, when it travelled a distance of 12 km. Showed up well at Stuttgart and Dortmund Contests - and may be described as outstanding of post-war models."
Direct submission to Outerzone.
Quote: "Dear Steve, I started with the design in October 2021 and finished in December so I had a box under the Xmas tree and began 1st week in January to build. Maiden took place 6 March 2022. This was only possible because other projects were seized up.
At present there are 2 models, one is mine, already flying and one in the hobby shop of Michael, see on of the fotos ;-) he will fly later this year, but today he made the nice air shots at our local hill, thanks to Michael!
All the dxf files are here, should give ambitious rebuilder a chance, will be nice to hear if anyone builds it.
I added some pictures of the building [see photo pack zip].
For some video of the Star 13 in flight, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BTJUtjLj0A
Update 26/3/2022: For more video of the Star 13 in flight, see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lQrwOXqi0Y
Note the main planfile here is a single PDF file with 16 sheets. This serves as a quick overview. For a more detailed (itemised) view, see the supplement file "named_sheets.zip" for the same plan, but here each plan sheet has a title of material and size. Then of course there is the full CAD file download in DXF format. Steve.
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User commentsNice one :)
Hubert - 21/03/2022
Hi Matti, I have both positive and negative comments about this. I'll start with the negative: the music in the video is not really to my taste. As for the positive, I don't even know where to start. You picked a beautiful original and went on to recreate it in such a technically brilliant way, with careful design of all the traditional materials components. I could go on and on but whatever I might write you would only say "I know, I did that on purpose, dummkopf!". Congratulations, and thank you!
Miguel - 21/03/2022
It should be noted that the name "Star" probably means the bird "Starling" and not the astronomical object. This is a classical "false friend" when dealing with German and English. :D
Martin - 23/03/2022
Yes the musik ;-) sorry. The plan was not to publish this film hope there will be much better one in future and better pictures. This film was only for friends and family but as I liked to publish in time this is a quick and dirty first view ;-).
Flying the star is wonderful its like having a build in thermal in the wings due to modern lda profile.
Miguel the star / german bird is a new biew on the project that opend my mind i was thinking if the org name should be stern but glad i took the original name i shoul grab a shilouette of a star and poo it on the Rudder that would make sense ?!?!
Thanks for all your comments cheers Matthias
Matzito - 23/03/2022
Hi Matthias, this model has superbly clean lines, a true beauty. I would not add anything that tries to "embellish" it.
Martin - 24/03/2022
Yes Martin so think I! There will be a new video soon from todays flying at local hill and expecially for Miguel super relaxing Musik ;-) that fits better to this plane!
PS.: The best flights are still in front of us!
Matzito - 25/03/2022
Matze, I raise an imaginary toast to you: not only you are a first-class designer/builder, you have a refined sense of humour as well. For a model of this class, I would recommend Schubert's "Die Forelle". Smooth, elegant, and unexpectedly agile ;-)
Miguel - 26/03/2022
No Schubert but no Jimi Hendrix either :)) I maintain my other comments and would like to add that you chose a pretty landscape to fly in. Wishing you Happy Landings is useless, as it seems one would have to work very hard to do a bad landing in a field like this.
Miguel - 29/03/2022
Hello, I was able to purchase an original Star-13 in Internet. It seems very old, perhaps even from the 50s. Attached pictures [pics 012-014]. By the way my father built such a glider in 1954 as he was 12. Now he was very happy to see it. With best regards from Germany,
Chris Herrlinger - 30/11/2023
My Star 13, from a Paco Model Hungary kit [pic 015] will fly again this summer. Yves, President SAM Belgium.
Yves Bourgeois - 09/12/2023
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- Supplement Filesize: 877KB Filename: Star_13_oz13701_article_1948.pdf
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