Junior Sailplane


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Junior Sailplane  
from Frog
20in span
Tags: Glider F/F
all formers complete :)

Submitted to Outerzone: 04/01/2013
Outerzone planID: oz3856 | Filesize: 336KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: Mike Stuart


About this Plan

Junior Sailplane - 20in span simple glider from Frog. Includes full printed instructions. Thanks to Gary Button in Australia for finding a 50 year old plan for this little gem, then getting it scanned and sent (to Mike at houseoffrog)...

Quote: "Building Instructions. This model is very simple to construct, the kit incorporating the usual Frog practice of supplying most of the parts cut to shape and numbered to correspond with the drawing, leaving very little shaping to be done..." This plan includes a tailplane template which is very nicely hand drawn, but it is missing the printwood for the ribs.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 15/05/2013: Thanks to DavidSommerfield, I have added a pdf showing the rib templates for this plan, as re-drawn by Mike Stuart and posted on his houseoffrog site.

Supplementary files

Ribs templates, re-drawn by Mike Stuart.


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User comments

Hello Steve, I built two of these at different times when I was knee high to a grass hopper here in Aussie land down under. Both flew very well and I towed then on a cotton tow tine. They would always tow straight up to over my head. If anyone builds it, use light 1/16" Balsa for the tail plane, not the Medium grade I mentioned with the hand drawing I did. Very much enjoy the Outer Zone site Steve; I thank you very much indeed. Kind Regards,
Gary - 07/02/2013
Hello Steve, Appended you will find a couple of pictures of a Frog Junior Glider, which I built fom the plan downloaded from Outerzone. Feel free to use the pictures as you see fit. Best regards,
JuergMueller - 23/01/2014
Welcome to the new year folks. Here are a couple of pictures of my Frog Junior Sailplane [more pics 006, 007]. Now we wait for spring to trim and fly. Between your site and the FROG site, I got all the info to build the plane. Thanks for providing an absolutely phenomenal site.
Mike - 03/01/2017
Some more pics for Outerzone [more pics 008-010]. Junior Sailplane by Frog at 150% scale (30" span). Micro 2 channel RC with an AUW of 88g RTF.
Al - 14/08/2017
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