Blackfly Mk1 A/2 (oz3748)
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Blackfly Mk1 A/2. Free flight competition glider. Quote from the designer: "Blackfly F1A (A/2). This model was designed in mid 1971 while living in a mining exploration bush camp in the West Pilbara area of Western Australia. Anne (my ex-wife) and I built one each and competed in the Australian Nationals in Northham WA in 1971. I later lost mine, and Anne flew hers in the 1972 Nats in Geelong in 1972. The other photo shows me launching Anne’s model at that contest. On returning to Ireland in 1974, Anne won both FAI glider and Open glider with her well-worn model (photo). I built two more but both were lost to Hung. Probably the most consistent flying A/2 design I have had. A bit outdated by today’s standard, but that model liked thermals. The Mk 2 had an increased tapered wingspan of 80in." This is a modern redrawn plan in PDFvector format.
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