Spanish Fly (oz15335)

 

Spanish Fly (oz15335) by Bill Dixon 2024 - plan thumbnail

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Spanish Fly (A 24 hr Scratch Design and Build Glider). Free flight glider model. Wingspan 50 cm.

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Quote: "Dear Outerzone, Stuck in a holiday house in Spain without much to do, and with a few bits of balsa sneaked into our luggage, I designed and made this, yesterday.

Spanish Fly is a very simple construction. The wing has no spar but is otherwise conventional. The V-shaped fuselage has sides only, which are glued together at the keel with the tops glued to the underside of the wing at the TE and LE. Note the cutouts in the fuselage sheets which enable this. Towards the tail, the fuselage sides become vertical to form the inverted fin.

Lots of sanding gets the weight down before covering with tissue.

WS is 50cm, but it could be scaled without much modification to 100cm or more.

Bill Dixon, Madrid, Spain"

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Spanish Fly (oz15335) by Bill Dixon 2024 - model pic

Datafile:
  • (oz15335)
    Spanish Fly
    by Bill Dixon
    May 2024 
    19in span
    Glider F/F
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 27/05/2024
    Filesize: 57KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: BillDixon
    Downloads: 280

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Dear Steve and Mary, Here is a shot of a slightly modified Spanish Fly with a dihedral break in each wing, flying in a park near Madrid. You will see that the V fuselage and the skeg fin have been retained.
Bill Dixon - 10/06/2024
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