Santanita - plan thumbnail image

Santanita - completed model photo

by Stan Hill
from Model Airplane News
May 1957 
51in span
all formers complete :)
got article :)

Submitted to Outerzone: 16/08/2014
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Santanita - Nordic A1 class towline glider.

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Update 22/03/2017: added article, thanks to PeterBecker.

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I built this plane in 1957 for my first National Competition (Yankee Championships, North Weymouth Naval Air Station MA). Lost it on the first timed flight in a strong thermal despite the DT working. Got a call 2 months later from someone who had found it (minus stab), wanted $20 for it. Told him it cost $3 to build,keep it! and hung up. Now I will build another one. Still trying to figure out what the airfoil is. No known section looks like it! Stan uses a similar section in the international winning PAA Plane he built with (and specified) the same sharp edged airfoil for! I placed 2nd in 1/2A FF with the RAMROD 250 I built at the same time. Moved out of the Massachusetts area to New York and did not fly again till Grad school at age 47! I still had (and still have) the 1957 built Ram Rod 250 and fly it occasionally... soooo, Thank you... Is the rest of the MAN article on the SANTANITA still available? I still have the Model Airplane News issue with the Ram Rod 250 Plan in it!
PeterBecker - 10/03/2017
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