Floater (oz2010)


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Jasco Floater. Free flight towline glider. Classic design by Frank Zaic.

Quote: "The basic aim of this design is to provide a large glider of simple and sturdy construction, which requires minimum of building time and experience. To achieve maximum aerodynamical performance with such a design, many flight tests were made - on some of them recording instruments were used to determine the actual airflow so that various parts could be placed at minmum drag position. It was found that the angle of attack was about 6 degrees. Hence the angular difference between wing and fuselage is 6 deg. The original stab had 20% more area but made longitudinal stability much 'stiffer'. Less area and 0 deg setting of stab now provides rapid recovery and simplifies tight circling. It is advisable to use settings as shown and make all adjustments with rudder and balancing weight."

Update 16/8/2023: Added vector format plan, thanks to theshadow.

Quote: "Floater by Frank Zaic. Designed 1942. Redrawn in CAD by JohnAnders".

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