1953 World Championship Winner


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1953 World Championship Winner  
by Hans Hansen
from Model Airplane News
April 1954 
66in span
Tags: Glider F/F
all formers complete :)
got article :)

This plan was found online 22/02/2012 at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20821013&postcount=8657
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World Champion Glider - Victory - MAN April 1954. A/2 class World Championship winner.

Update 05/08/2015: Have now resized this plan up slightly, to correct fullsize at 66.3in wingspan, thanks to JanOdeyn.

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I have one of these constructed in 1956 by a friend. Here is the story. His son was on the US Coast Guard training ship Eagle on a summer cruise to Europe. A stop in Denmark, he bought a kit. It was not balsa, but very thin hardwood of some kind. On it's maiden flight it was caught by a thermal and lost. My friend then built one from balsa using the supplied full size plans. We flew this glider many times(using a de-thermalizer fuse) launching via towline. When he moved away in 1959, he gave it to me. I love this plane's great lines. Still hangs on my garage wall in Texas.
vanman42 - 17/07/2012
Several years ago I bought a kit on E-Bay for this model. It was from Denmark in the 1950's and it is called 'Victory'. I couldn't believe it when I opened the very heavy box and it was all hardwood! Parts were beautifully pre-cut of spruce, ply, and some weird woods I don’t even know what they are. Even the trailing edges were cut to a very thin tapered cross-section by what means I have no idea. The plans are all in Danish and the wing construction is very different from the 'americanized' plans offered here. I understand that the original model was built entirely of hardwoods just like this kit but I just can't imagine what the thing would weigh built up – the kit is really, really heavy already!
Eric Strengell - 28/12/2012
Hi Steve, About 40 years the Victory was our first freeflight glider. First kits were completely hardwood later they used balsa ribs. With our limited scills it was a handful to build. A lot of the spruce must be preformed before using it in the construction. We never had a wing or fuselage broken and several were lost in thermals. So although the hardwood it was a good plane.
JanOdeyn - 22/02/2013
Hi Steve I built one in the mid sixties. The kit was pure hardwood except for the wing ribs. They were made of Abachi. Lighter and sorfter than pine but heavier than balsa. I flew it first as a glider but later I built a pylon strapped on top of the wing and equipped with a Cox Baby Bee connected to an external fule tank for longer flight times. I also put in a singel channel radio control called Tele Pilot made in Sweden. The plane had great handling qualities and I flew it for several years, actually until the RC equipment became obsolete. Maybee when winter comes and the winds haul and snow falls I will build one. Kind regards,
Werner Schubert - 10/09/2014
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