36 inch Towline Glider (oz14162)

 

36 inch Towline Glider (oz14162) by Ron  Warring 1958 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

36 inch Towline Glider. Simple all-sheet glider model.

As printed in the book: 'Modelling with Balsa' by Ron Warring (Anchor Press, 1959).

Planfile includes full build instructions.

Quote: "36 inch Towline Glider. All the stages in the construction of this model are shown in the step-by-step diagrams and no difficulty should be experienced in following them. Full-size patterns for the nacelle, tail parts, etc, are given opposite. The wing panels are marked out on 18 x 3 x 1/4 in sheet, choosing the lightest balsa you can in this case.

Assembly is very similar to that of the small glider (see pp. 10-11), except that in this instance the wings have to be carved and sanded to an aerofoil section. The slot to take the ply wing joiner is best made with a file. A generous skin of cement over the wing joint will give added strength to this assembly.

The completed model should be sanded smooth but not doped, as this will add too much weight. If you do want to decorate it, use transfers and restrict any colour dope trim to the edges of the wings and tailplane, although the whole nacelle can be coloured, if desired."

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36 inch Towline Glider (oz14162) by Ron  Warring 1958 - model pic

Datafile:
  • (oz14162)
    36 inch Towline Glider
    by Ron Warring
    from Modelling with Balsa
    1958 
    36in span
    Glider F/F
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 19/09/2022
    Filesize: 567KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Pilgrim
    Downloads: 1197

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