G-15 HL Glider (oz15069)
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G-15 HL Glider. Simple hand launch glider model. All-sheet construction. Wingspan 15 in, wing area 20 sq in.
Quote: "G-15 Hand Launch Glider, by Chuck Wenlock.
My first memories of model airplanes are of balsa gliders my grandfather made for me. I still recall the thrill of tossing one of Poppy's gliders and having it float gracefully to a gentle landing. Now I am the grandfather. Three grandchildren, Lorelei, Deuce and Liberty, eagerly anticipate gliders Grandpa may have made for them since their last visit.
I do not usually draw plans for planes I build from bits and pieces of balsa, but this glider turned out to be a better than average flyer in the hands of my young enthusiasts. Adding to its charm is the bright coloring achieved through the use of permanent color markers. Caution: Do not allow glue to touch any balsa parts until after they have been colored.
Construction: This is not a contest model. It flies very nicely, but the important thing is that it should be sturdy enough to survive an afternoon of flinging and frolic. Don't use your lightest wood.
Make wing tip and stabilizer patterns. Note the rudder pattern is shown as a portion of the stabilizer.
I discovered an excellent material for making patterns for model parts. When bought a new car, it came with dealer identification cards in the license plate locations. They were made of a tough but flexible plastic printed on one side and plain white on the back. Permanent felt markers work very well on the plastic surface. Best of all, the material can be cut easily with ordinary scissors. No, that is not correct. The best part is they don't cost anything.
Cut the wing from average density 1/16 sheet balsa. Make the wing blank two inches by fifteen. Use a square and a sharp tipped marker to draw the centerline of the wing. Mark it on the top and the bottom. Lay on the wing tip pattern and draw the outlines with the marker. Cut the wing tips to shape, then lightly score the centerline on the bottom of the wing. Sand the surfaces and round the edges slightly..."
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Update 25/1/2024: Added vectorPDF and CAD (dxf and dwg) versions of this plan, thanks to Valeria367.
Quote: "Hi, Steve and Mary. Good morning. How are you, I hope are all alright. Some time ago, I drew the vector version of this plan. Today, when I saw it published it in your website, I decided to share it with all the Outerzone's community.
As usual, I send you the vector PDF, as well as in both CAD formats: DWG and DXF.
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