Aurikel (oz2825)


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Aurikel (aka Victory). 65in span A2 Glider. The 1953 world champion. Model Aircraft, February 1954.

Quote: "Aurikel. The 1953 A/2 World Championship Winnner designed by Hans Hansen. Photographed, described and drawn by Bill Dean. From Model Aricraft, February 1954.

HANS HANSEN'S A.2 Championships Winner is a typical example of the gliders favoured by builders in the Nordic countries - the construction consisting mainly of spruce and ply, in contrast to the usual all-balsa British and American types. Material dimensions on the designer's original drawings were in millimetres, so these have been converted to the nearest fractional sizes. By referring to the ringed letters (A to N), which are given after most of the material sizes, the original metric dimensions and suggestions for a 'balsa version' may be obtained from the panels at the foot of the plan. The model flown at the '53 contest weighed 16 oz, but an all-balsa version should work out at about the allowed minimum of 14.46 oz.

Construction is fairly conventional, so we shall confine the building notes to the essentials only. Four foot lengths of strip will be needed for the wing LE spars and TE and fuselage crutch. If you build a balsa version, pick hard strip for these memebers. The original wing is in one piece, but a two-piece type would be straightforward.

Begin the fuselage by making the cructh flat over the top view. When set, unpin from the building board and install the formers (1-15). Follow with the rear upper longeron..."

Update 03/05/2017: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

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Bonjour, je pense avoir construit un kit de planeur vol libre categorie A2 vers 1965 qui ressemble tres fort au modele Aurikel. Le kit a ete achete en Belgique sous le nom de 'VICTORY' si je me souviens bien, mais je ne me souviens pas de la marque du kit. C'etait un excellent planeur. Hello, I think I built a free flight glider kit category A2 to 1965, which is very similar to Aurikel model. The kit was purchased in Belgium under the name 'VICTORY' If I remember correctly, but I do not remember the brand of the kit. It was an excellent glider.
PhilippeOngena - 17/02/2016
Dear Mr Philippe Ongena. Please check the 1953 World Championship Winner Glider Plan on this Website for more informations about the Victory Glider... Regards
Pascal - 17/02/2016
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