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Arrowhead. Tailless hand launched glider with built-up wing designed by JT Holmes. January 1947 Air World.
Quote: "GO AHEAD take a second look! It's just what you think it is... a tailless hand launch glider. A built up one at that. Think it won't fly? Well you better think twice because this ship will perform as well as any conventional design - maybe better. It's easy to build and economical, so why not start now.
The wing is constructed in the usual manner. The ribs are cut from 1/16 sheet balsa with the leading edge, spar and trailing edge placed on the plan in their respective positions and held there by straight pins. After this is done, glue ribs in place and let the asssembly dry for an hour or so.
In the meantime, carve the body from a hard piece of 3/16 sheet balsa and the rudder from a medium piece of 1/8 sheet balm. Remove the wing halves from the plan and glue together. Insert dihedral brace and be sure there is 1/4in dihedral at each tip. Proceed to cover the wing with either tissue or light silkspan..."
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by Jay T Holmes
from Air World
all formers complete :)
got article :)
Found online 13/12/2011 at:
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User commentsHi, I have just built this model and found that the slots in rib 2 & 3 are not in the right place to align with the false spar when each rib is located on the main spar, i.e. the spacing between the slots is not correct. Other than that, this plan builds into a pretty little chuckie that flies quite well.
anon - 24/09/2012
Added some great photos of the finished model, thanks to Doug Forbes [model photo & more pics 005].
Mary - 22/05/2020
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