Vandiver (oz1557)


Vandiver (oz1557) by JR Vanderbeek 1948 - plan thumbnail

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Frog Vandiver. Control line stunt model. Designed for the Frog 100 or 160 Red Glow motors.

Quote: "The Famous Vandiver Stunt Contol Liner. The Frog Vandiver is definitely the best of Britain's stunt control liners. Simple to construct and strong enough to take many a crash while you are learning, the Vandiver is a model which has gained its world-wide popularity on sheer performance - it does everything in the book and then flies some more! In other word, for really smooth stunting, fly a Vandiver."

Update 26/10/2018: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy thanks to DBHL, theshadow.

Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.

ref DBHL-7259.

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This is actually the plan for the Mk. 1 Vandiver, dated 1948 or possibly early 1949. The picture, however, is the Mk. 2 of 1954.
Nameless - 31/03/2014
Agreed. Have changed this to a new pic now, from 1949.
SteveWMD - 31/07/2015
Your comments on Vandiver are incorrect. Plan and photo are definitely 1948 Mark 1 Vandiver. I had one with a Frog 100 motor. Cheers.
PeterFoxton - 01/03/2016
Probably one of the best small fully aerobatic vintage stunters. With a PAW 80 motor will surprise even the most critical flyer. On 45 foot light steel lines it's unbeatable in its class.
Bob Taylor - 23/09/2021
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