La Mouette (oz1867)


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La Mouette. Free flight towline glider. A/1 glider by Czech modeller. From Aeromodeller, December 1960.

Quote: "Although this A/1 has been designed for competition flying, the younger modeller with a little experience will find it a perfect introduction to top performance and a docile model to trim.

La Mouette incorporates the wealth of experience accumulated through the many competitions held for this class on the Continent, readers may note a family likeness to the already very popular Pluto (oz2314) created by the same designer. The refinements of La Mouette, (French for Gull, and in this case named after the pirate ship in the Daphne du Maurier novel, Frenchman's Creek) make it a top quality job for both novice and expert. We venture to predict that it might well become internationally popular, wherever the A/1 is flown.

Commence building by cutting out all the fuselage formers. Bend the wire parts for auto-rudder arm assembly and two hook, binding the latter to F3 as shown on the plan sketch detail. Cut the fuselage sides from 3/32 in sheet to the outline from behind the noseblock and above the nose skid block including the wing seat and upper nose area. Next cut two strips, the width of formers F1 to F11 (9/16 in) from 3/32 in sheet, taper at one end to match the fuseage rear and fit to line up with side edges to construct the top and bottom faces. Then cement formers F1 to F11 in place either by marking positions on the inside of the fuselage, or by working over the plan, with the fuselage under the drawn position..."

Update 15/04/2015: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Newtmagick.

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I built this design in 1967 as an 11 year. A challenge at that age but wonderful flyer and taught me a huge amount about trimming.
Kevin Hughes - 05/02/2022
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