Sparrow (oz3756)

 

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Sparrow HLG - Chuck glider. Quote from the designer: - "This model was designed as a first model as part of a 10 week model building course which a couple of friends and I put on at local schools for several years. This model could be built and flown on the first night and gave the kids a practical and functional flier after one session of building. Unfortunately the introduction of ultra cheap R/C ready to fly models has eroded the interest in actually building models and the course has been discontinued."

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Sparrow - completed model photo

Datafile:
  • (oz3756)
    Sparrow
    by John O'Sullivan
    12in span
    Tags: Glider F/F
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 03/12/2012
    Filesize: 148KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: John O'Sullivan

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User comments

Hi, My four and a half year old son wanted to build a model airplane, so we build this. His contribution was to cut the fuselage to length with a small hacksaw and glue the parts together, while I merely cut out the parts and slightly improved the alignment of the wing and stab after gluing. I think this must be the simplest possible model airplane you can build out of balsa, and it turned out to fly quite well. Unfortunately, we only had quite soft balsa available for the fuselage, and the need for reinforcing became evident after a few flights… Regards,
ChristianHusvik - 14/06/2013
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