Ranger 30 (oz3830)


Ranger 30 (oz3830) by Carl Goldberg 1958 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Ranger 30. Simple all-sheet model for either FF or CL.

Quote: "Attached is the venerable 30in (762mm) wingspan Goldberg Ranger 30 Instruction Sheet. This aeroplane is an all balsa sheet plane and as thus, regular plans are not needed. The patterns and instruction sheet are sufficient to build this plane. (The original kit came only with the instructions and the die-cut balsa sheets - no plan). Recent photos of my Ranger 30 built from the kit are also attached."

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Update: Added RC parts templates, in vectorPDF format, tiled to print on A4 thanks to tri-pacer and his post here - http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13249967&postcount=2. Note these templates differ from the original kit in some areas, as they have been redrawn for RC installation. The wing mounting is also different [pic 006].

Update 9/2/2023: Added FF parts templates, thanks to Pit. These are hand-traced from the original kit. Scan is low res, greyscale, at 150 dpi. These parts seem a good match for the original instructions [pic 007].

Supplementary file notes

Templates (FF).
Templates (RC).
Decals, thanks to ghostler.


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Ranger 30 (oz3830) by Carl Goldberg 1958 - model pic

  • (oz3830)
    Ranger 30
    by Carl Goldberg
    from Carl Goldberg (ref:G-2)
    30in span
    IC F/F C/L Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 27/12/2012
    Filesize: 425KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap • PDFvector
    Credit*: ghostler, tri-pacer, pit
    Downloads: 5826

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User comments

I may be dense, but I couldn't find anything about how thick the parts were. But according to the following thread, they're 1/16in. http://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_forum/index.php?topic=8514.0 Not sure how much to trust this.
lincoln - 27/12/2012
Answer: The thickness of the sheets are 1/16" balsa. The engine firewall plywood is 1/8" thick.
ghostler - 28/12/2012
Question on the Ranger 30 plans: Do you know the origin of these plans? They're quite a bit different than the model I build 40 years ago, and they're quite a bit different than what you see in the instructions. I'm wondering if they're either historical drawings, or someone's drawings based on a model. I cut out the pieces in mat board and found several differences between it and the original, and several pieces that just don't fit together. Thanks for posting these, and other plans, it's great to see the old models available.
Dave - 11/12/2018
I never really engaged here with the differences that appear between the original instructions and the (later) RC templates file. Good point. Have updated this listing now. They differ, these templates are modified for RC installation. If someone out there can add more info (and more template scans or tracings) then perhaps this Oz listing could usefully be split into two, so then we'd have one for the original FF kit, and one for the later RC variant?
SteveWMD - 07/02/2023
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  • Plan File Filesize: 425KB Filename: Ranger_30_oz3830.pdf
  • Supplement Filesize: 59KB Filename: Ranger_30_oz3830_decals.zip
  • Supplement Filesize: 135KB Filename: Ranger_30_oz3830_templates_FF.pdf
  • Supplement Filesize: 69KB Filename: Ranger_30_oz3830_templates_RC.pdf
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