Loutrel Sportster (oz14470)

 

Loutrel Sportster (oz14470) by Julius Unrath 1936 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

GHQ Loutrel Sportster. Free flight power model.

The Sportster (oz412) was first published in MAN, July 1936. This here is a later redrawn plan showing the design as kitted by GHQ as the Loutrel Sportster.

Quote: "The GHQ 'Loutrel' Sportster kit especially designed for Loutrel Gasoline motor but may be used for any other motor of like weight and power. Built according to scientific aerodynamic principles - has made hundreds of successful flights without crackup - marvelous glider - and what a climber! A complet kit of all parts including plan, all wood, wire wheels, metal and all other parts. Postpaid for only $5.00"

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Note pics [main pic, 003] show model built by Kevin Sherman.

Update 31/3/2023: Added full page GHQ Gas Engines advert from Popular Aviation Oct 1936, thanks to Pit. This includes the GHQ Sportster model, and a small pic.

Supplementary file notes

Advert (1936).

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Loutrel Sportster (oz14470) by Julius Unrath 1936 - model pic

Datafile:
  • (oz14470)
    Loutrel Sportster
    by Julius Unrath
    from GHQ Model Airplane
    1936 
    76in span
    IC F/F Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 20/03/2023
    Filesize: 1126KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: TomRyan
    Downloads: 373

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User comments

It looks like an Ag-cat
Dan - 31/03/2023
The aerofoil on this one appears to be a Clark Y whereas others have the entry point much lower. With those, the diagonals in the wing appear to pass through the holes in the ribs. Not sure how it’s accomplished with this plan? See: https://aeromodelismovolarlibremente.blogspot.com/201...
Tomás - 31/03/2023
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