Giancarlo (oz15251)

 

Giancarlo (oz15251) by Carmelo Vasta 1974 - plan thumbnail

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Giancarlo. Control line trainer model.

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Quote: "Good evening, I enclose the construction drawing of the GIANCARLO, a control-line training model that was designed in 1974, for our club, by the passed away Carmelo Vasta, Lieutenant Colonel of the Italian Air Force and co-founder of the ASAL (Associazione Sportiva Aeromodellistica Latina: see logo in attach), also no longer active.
The model had excellent appearance and flying qualities, with 1.5 - 2.5 engines, and is characterized by an interesting construction challenge for the beginner, thanks to an uncommon solution for the on-axis junction between the ribbed wing and the plank fuselage.

Given the very 'vintage' quality of the drawing, made by Carmelo Vasta himself at the time, I don't know if it can be published on OuterZone, but I'm in every case pleased that you have it in your archives. Yours, Armando"

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ASAL logo.

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  • (oz15251)
    Giancarlo
    by Carmelo Vasta
    1974 
    20in span
    IC C/L
    clean :)
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 21/04/2024
    Filesize: 172KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: ArmandoArgano
    Downloads: 221

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A nice-looking design, but the quoted 20" span looks far too small for a 1.5 - 2.5cc engine. Built to that span, it would just suit my ancient .76cc DC Merlin! Built to a 30" span, it would suit a good 1.5cc diesel like an AM15, and would go like a dingbat with anything larger. Might there have been some confusion in the translation from metric to Imperial measurement?
John Park - 25/04/2024
Not sure, to be honest. The wheels are dimensioned as 24mm, so I'm working from that.
SteveWMD - 25/04/2024
The full-size plan shows a span of 20", and I noted the 24mm. wheels. The problem seems to be the reference to 1.5 - 2.5cc engines, which CAN'T be right for a 20" span model.
John Park - 26/04/2024
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