Oberon (oz2987)


Oberon (oz2987) by J Van Hattum 1955 - plan thumbnail

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Oberon. 58in span FF TLG, from Model Aircraft, October 1955.

Quote: "An attractive glider design that is simple in construction yet gives a good performance in open contests.
THIS design may be considered as a development of the author's 1949 product Satyr which proved a very useful intermediary contest model until the present day. With a span of 60in and a minimum all-up weight of just over 11oz, Oberon is a useful stepping stone from the light and small beginner's model to the more ambitious Nordic. Experienced modellers will have little difficulty in scaling up the design to A/2 specification, in which case I would suggest changing the constant chord outer wing panels to a 2/3 taper ratio. For the same area this would increase the span by 6in with a tip chord of, say, 4in. The present design aimed at simplicity of construction, attractive lines, good aerodynamic form and easy trimming characteristics, yet none of these points were to be stressed at the expense of the others. Building is quite simple, provided one really takes the trouble to study the instructions before starting on the job... "

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