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Bismarck. Wingspan 50in, all-weather contest glider. Model Aircraft September 1952.
Quote: "Bismark was designed to give contest performance and yet have a simple and strong construction to stand up to any weather. The weight of the prototype came out at 11oz, just over the FAI limit, with a wing loading of approximately 10oz per sq ft.
It proved a consistent thermal-catcher and was lost four times last year. Once, it flew a distance of 32 miles and was undamaged when picked up. You will have no trouble towing it, for it is very stable on the line, even in windy weather.
Fuselage. From 1/8in sheet, cut the keel and formers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 8. Mount the formers on the keel, and when dry, cement the nose uprights, followed by the weight box..."
Update 13/08/2015: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.
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by R Walsh
from Model Aircraft
all formers complete :)
got article :)
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