Buzzard (oz15282)

 

Buzzard (oz15282) by OFW Fisher 1966 - plan thumbnail

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Buzzard. Free flight towline glider model. Wingspan 60 in, wing area 345 sq in. Note plan also shows optional power pod, with 1cc diesel engine.

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Quote: "Hi Mary/Steve, Please see attached a plan for the Buzzard, a great design by O.F.W. (Peter) Fisher. The Buzzard was kitted by Peter’s company Performance Kits in 1966. The Buzzard was described as follows:

Buzzard. 60 in span. 345 sq in wing area. O/A length 31.9 in. Tow-line, slope soaring, Free-Flight or Radio-Controlled sailplane. It can easily be converted to power assisted flight with 0.75-1c.c. engines.

I’m also including a Performance Kit advertisement, from Aeromodeller January 1973, which shows the Buzzard and its description.

The plan for this came from the estate of the late John Kemp, via his friend David Hill. John Kemp was a close friend of the late Peter Fisher and had a number of Peter Fisher’s plans. I have been working with David Hill to get these plans repaired, scanned and cleaned up, so they could be posted on Outerzone. So much of Peter Fisher’s designs are still hard to find, or simply unavailable, so it will be great to see them on Outerzone. All the best, Mark Robinson"

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Advert, from Aeromodeller 1973.

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Buzzard (oz15282) by OFW Fisher 1966 - model pic

Datafile:
  • (oz15282)
    Buzzard
    by OFW Fisher
    from Performance Kits
    1966 
    60in span
    IC Glider F/F
    clean :)
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 22/04/2024
    Filesize: 267KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: MarkRobinson
    Downloads: 271

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