Bucker 180 Student (oz3276)


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About this Plan

Bucker 180 Student. Scale model for radio control. Wingspan 75.5 in, wing area 645.7 sq in, for .23 to .40 engines.

German language plan.

Later reprinted in Modellismo.

Quote: "Bü 180 Student. Riproduzione di un aereo da addestramento e turismo degli anni '30. Ap. Alare 195 cm. Motorizzazione elettrica 3-4 celle o scoppio :40- .51 4T."

Quote: "And this one is from Klaus Krick Modellbau in 1971...First as an all Wood kit and later with a fiberglass fuselage... Cheers Pascal"

Update 26/09/2018: Added instructions, thanks to Stefan.

Quote: "Developed in 1937 by Bucker Flugzeugbau GmbH of Berlin-Rangsdorf, the Bu 180 Student was a modern light aircraft of mixed construction with a performance second to none. The Student was equally well suited as a general sports aircraft, primary trainer, conversion trainer for glider pilots and even as a glider tug.

Thanks to its extremely short take-off and landing runs of 140 and 100 metres respectively, the Student could be operated from even the smallest airfields without difficulties. The prototype (registered D-ELIO) was equipped with the French 'Train T4' of 40 HP for its maiden flight. Open cockpits were standard, but versions could be had with a generously glazed cockpit canopy as well.

About 40 Students had been built until summer 1939 for German, Swedish and Swiss customers, when at the outbreak of WWII all German Students were pressed into service with the GAF.

Our model was based on data found in a pre-war manual and to a much larger extent on an original aircraft beautifully restored by the aircraft collector Fritz Ulmer of Goppingen, and is absolutely true to scale in its outlines.

This kit includes a well-detailed fiberglass fuselage with cowl and cockpit. The remainder of the kit is balsa construction. The wings plug in to the fuselage like glider wings, and have special hardware to make the aileron linkage hookup. The hardware includes scale wheels, tailwheel. Detailed English building instructions included."

Supplementary file notes

Instructions (in German) complete, 8 pages.


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User comments

I want some clarity on the construction of fuselage. I find the details fro fuse construction incomplete. Regards
kapilanand - 05/09/2013
My guess from the plan is that it had a fibreglass moulded fuselage.
Greg - 29/04/2015
Yes, this plan and these instructions are both for the version with the fibreglass fuselage.
SteveWMD - 26/09/2018
Hi, Hereby a few pictures of my Bucker Student build from these plans [main pic, 005-010]. My version has a wooden build up fuselage. Powered by a Saito .56 FA engine. Flies great! (Flying pictures by J. den Hartog). Cheers,
Ramses de Looff - 29/07/2021
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