Phantom Glider (oz14243)


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Phantom Glider. Sinple profile glider model.

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  • (oz14243)
    Phantom Glider
    by B Mallett
    from Aeromodeller
    October 1994 
    7in span
    Scale Glider F/F LowWing Military Fighter
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 27/11/2022
    Filesize: 99KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: theshadow
    Downloads: 600

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This is the first time I’ve seen a chuck glider with chordwise grain in balsa wing and stab!
K K Iyer - 10/12/2022
The wood grain shown on the wing and tailplane is 90 degrees out. This would not phase an expert, but may confuse a beginner.
William - 10/12/2022
The designer probably submitted a sketch or "working plan" to the magazine for publication, and their graphics artist prepared a final, traced/inked version that had "wood grain" added for visual effect. Unfortunately it was drawn incorrectly for the wing and stab. It was fairly common to find small errors on hand-drawn plans, due to the 'artistic license' of the art department---such as misspellings, omitting dimension callouts, etc. An experienced builder takes all this in stride. Notice there is no thickness callout for the wing, but it can be inferred with common sense. On this particular plan, one would be hard pressed to find a sheet of balsa ~7 inches wide, since there is no mention of splicing sheets together!
D A - 10/12/2022
Hi Folks. I knew Barry Mallett personally and he was an expert modeller so I would agree, the faulty grain direction shown on the plan would have been done in the last draft. Cheers,
John and Kath - 12/12/2022
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