Cassandra (oz2847)


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Cassandra. Free flight towline glider. Cassandra 67.5" span A2 Glider, from Model Aircraft April 1954.

Quote: "Cassandra. A sleek and well-tried A-2 glider by GA GOODING from Model Aircraft April 1954.

Cassandra I was designed and built in 1952, with the object of producing an A/2 that combined good looks with a good performance. After considering various Continental and English trends in Nordic design, this layout seemed to be ideal in every respect. Its forst comp flight was in the first A/2 eliminator when it recorded 4:10 OOS and unfortunately was not recovered in time to complete its other two flights. At the next comp it aggregated 8:38 for two flights, both comps taking place in windy conditions. The model was lost a fornight later. Cassandra II was built indentically with MkI and performs equally well.

The model is trimmed to fly in left-hand circles. No trouble will be found in towing up provided the model is accurately built and the CG is where shown. With careful use and selection of wood the minimum weight of 14-1/2 oz. can easily be managed and you will find it an extremely tough model to prang..."

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