Leprechaun - Free flight towline glider.
Quote: "The designer of this model is already well-known to readers of the Aeromodeller for his Cobra (oz4164) and Rebel (oz7342), which were published while he was still at school. He is already making a place for himself in contests, but at present National Service has him in the RAF.
Leprechaun, his latest design, has one feature unusual in high-performance sailplanes: low aspect ratio, in this case 6:1. He had felt for some time that low aspect ratio deserved more attention, being more stable, and on Leprechaun consistently high performance has proved it's efficiency. A special wing section developed from the Swedish series has been used, and this conbined with the low AR pylon polyhedral and high tailplane mounting forward of the fin, make the design the acme of stability.
Although the span is only 103 inches, the wing area is greater than most of the famous 10 and 11 foot sail planes, being 1,647 sq in. The construction of the model is perfectly straightforward..."
Quote: "Here is my CAD tracing of the Leprechaun. This is an extremely large glider which is really impressive. The last time I saw a full size one was floating in a thermal over Barkston Heath many years ago."
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