Baby Gull - Free flight gull-wing glider, first published 1946. This is a re-print in an article from Aeromodeller April 1987, in which where the original designer builds it once again, 40 years later.
Quote: "I sat there, a sixteen-year old, contemplating the dog-eared remains of my Minimoa (oz1033) glider. Although it didn't look too good now, following a number of unscheduled arrivals, this forty-inch Keil Kraft kit had given me some good flights; but the time had come to build a replacement and despite the stability problems I had experienced with the gull wing layout, I did so like the graceful sweep of their lines; so a gull again it would have to be.
It was from these beginnings in 1946 that the Baby Gull was born. The main criteria dictating its general layout were that its lines should please my eye and that the model should provide information to enable the construction of a larger version at a later date.
The original Baby Gull has long since passed away so for the purpose of this Aeromodeller project a replica was constructed over a copy of the rather tatty original drawings.
The general construction is quite straightforward, but there are some small sticks in there, so care needs to be taken. The effort, I think you will agree, will have been worth while when you finally look upon your version of this attractive little vintage glider.
Fuselage, fin and tail: Just the main points will be covered, together with areas of special note. Use good medium hard strip for the fuselage longerons and construct an identical pair of sides, allowing glue to set thoroughly between operations.
Proceed by joining sides together with F2 and F3. Follow this by pulling in the nose to Fl; then taper the insides of the longerons at the tail end and glue together. Now fit all cross pieces to top, front and underside before pulling together the top at point X and glueing..."
Update 28/11/2017: added article, thanks to RFJ.
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