Jrs Pride


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Jrs Pride  
by Herb Clukey
from American Aircraft Modeler
August 1973 
15in span
Tags: Glider F/F
all formers complete :)

This plan was found online 09/04/2012 at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21275880&postcount=9306
Outerzone planID: oz2726 | Filesize: 246KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: keeferm, cderaaf


About this Plan

Jr's Pride (Junior's Pride) - hand launch glider. From the 'For the Tenderfoot' series.

Quote: "I built one of these as a kid, had it trimmed in a few flights, then promptly lost it in a very mild thermal."

Update 20/08/2012: Replaced this plan with a better quality scan that also includes article page text and some pics, thanks to Kees.


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Hi, Steve. A few weeks back I found myself with nothing to do on a cold and windy afternoon, so I knocked out a pair of Jrís Pride gliders. Since itís rare for me to leave anything alone, I decided to make things interesting by scaling the plan up 200%, giving the airplane a 30Ē span. For material, I simply doubled everything to 1/16Ē balsa sheet. Just gluing bits of balsa together always makes for a fun afternoon, and I had both gliders assembled in about four hours. Four coats of thinned nitrate dope sealed everything up. When the first nice spring day presented itself in southern California, I headed over to the local schoolyard for some glides over the football pitch. As was expected with any model using an under cambered airfoil, the L/D wasnít all that great due to poor wind penetration, but the low sink rate made up for than deficiency. If I were to do it again, I would reduce camber or use a Jedelsky airfoil, simply because the all-sheet construction is prone to warping. In any event, the models didnít disappoint and itís been fun getting back to the simple pleasure of watching a model float across the field without any interference from its builder.
Moeregaard - 14/04/2014
Added new photo, thanks to AndyMac [more pics 004].
Mary - 13/07/2017
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