HLG (oz14726)


HLG (oz14726) by Helmut Ziegler 1953 - plan thumbnail

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HLG. Hand launch glider model. Simple balsa chuck glider.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Quote: "hi! i found in my old files this little beauty! i build few times! every time i lost this glider! is the most fliyer hlg glider ever build! hope you like!
best regards,"

Update 24/8/2023: Added vectorPDF and CAD (dxf and dwg) versions of this plan, thanks to Valeria367.

Quote: "Hi, Steve and Mary. Good morning. As I said some days ago, the Helmut Ziegler's HLG (oz14726) was the first model I build in my childhood (when I was 8 or 9 years old) and, when I saw that plan in Outerzone's web page, in honour of memories, I made the CAD redraw of it. Also, since I keep one copy of the original plan and book, I've included in the redraw some details omitted in your copy.
As usual, I include the plan in vectorial PDF as in both CAD vectorial formats: DWG and DXF. I hope it will be useful for all the Outerzone's community. Greetings, from your friend.

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HLG (oz14726) by Helmut Ziegler 1953 - model pic

  • (oz14726)
    by Helmut Ziegler
    14in span
    Glider F/F
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 22/07/2023
    Filesize: 75KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap • PDFvector • CADfile
    Credit*: MarceloPricoli
    Downloads: 551

HLG (oz14726) by Helmut Ziegler 1953 - pic 003.jpg
HLG (oz14726) by Helmut Ziegler 1953 - pic 004.jpg
HLG (oz14726) by Helmut Ziegler 1953 - pic 005.jpg

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User comments

This plan is contained in Wollman's book "werkbuch für jungen-1953" that treats several kind of constructions for boys. But the model aircraft section and relative plans were written by Helmut Ziegler. mailed photo.
Pit - 06/08/2023
Ah, got it. Ok, am changing the designer credit now to Helmut Ziegler. Many thanks.
SteveWMD - 06/08/2023
Nice to see this plan here. I got and this plan fifty years ago and still have it. Since I entered a club I use this plan often to teach children aged 7 to 14 years working with balsa. Last use yesterday August 6th building 24 gliders during a vacation pleasure. We don't profile the wing but the plane flys quite well.
Material in use: Fuselage - balsa 5 mm, Wing - balsa 4 mm, elevator and rudder 1.5 mm. I use plastiline for balast.
Thorsten - 07/08/2023
This was the first model I built. When I was 8 or 9 years old, my parents gave me that book (in Spain called "Trabajos manuales para jóvenes") as birthday present, and I built some of the models. Thanks for share this plan here, and bring those memories to me.
Valeria367 - 11/08/2023
Attached you'll find two photos of our glider [main pic, 005]. Regards,
Thorsten Marquardt - 06/09/2023
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