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by Paul Del Gatto
from Flying Models
November 1959 
24in span
Tags: Scale IC C/L Biplane Civil
all formers complete :)
got article :)

This plan was found online 04/01/2012 at:
Outerzone planID: oz2178 | Filesize: 462KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: dfritzke, Edubarca


About this Plan

Gulfhawk - Scale biplane for control line. For .09-.15 engines. November 1959 FM.

Quote: - "Al Williams and the Gulfhawk made flying history and have provided modellers with one of the finest model subjects... Brilliantly colored, in a bright orange with blue and white trim, the 'Gulfhawk' was a sight to behold, even on the ground. The color scheme of our model is exactly identical to the one that Al Williams himself flew.
As a model, it measures up as an excellent control-line flier, and one that any avid scale modeller would be proud of, and envied by others. There were a number of structural design problems that we encountered in evolving the design, but after some deliberation they were resolved satisfactorily and the model was put together quite easily, with all the scale realism of the original 'Gulfhawk.'
Our model weighed in at approximately fourteen ounces. Despite this seemingly high weight the model was quite easy to fly and control. Particularly noteworthy was the fact that the model wasn't in the least bit sluggish on the lines, a trait which is often associated with authentic scale models. The fact that the model is a biplane, we feel, had a great deal to do with it. Less experienced modellers need not be afraid to tackle such a project because of the apparent ease with which it can be flown, even with an .09 engine. Then too, it's extremely rugged and will withstand many rough jolts without damage."

Update 15/12/2016: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Edubarca. Also now added article pages.

Supplementary files

Article pages, thanks to Edubarca.

Previous scan version.


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This is missing former F6... do you know where I can find it? Thanks,
Adam - 19/08/2013
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