Thermic 50 (oz4233)

 

Thermic 50 (oz4233) from Jetco - plan thumbnail

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Thermic 50. Towline glider.

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Thermic 50 (oz4233) from Jetco - model pic

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  • (oz4233)
    Thermic 50
    from Jetco
    47in span
    Glider F/F
    formers incomplete :(
  • Submitted: 14/04/2013
    Filesize: 1431KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: PatrickUrbain

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User comments

Steve, Here are some pictures of a Thermic 50 R/C I built [more pics 003-007]. Regards.
JimKatz - 09/09/2016
I bought one of these kits at a garage sale a few years ago for 7 dollars. The cardboard on the box is returning to the elements. Also, the box cover reads Jasco instead of Jetco, so I know it may be 50 or 60 years old, maybe older. I built one of these gliders when I was 12 in 1970. Now you know how old I am. I remember brushing lotsa coats of clear dope when I was finished. I promptly went to the school yard across the street and after 2 test glides I came running up and stomped on it very completely! I have a lot more patience now and I am still a model builder! Even tho the box is falling apart, the kit balsa is still intact. Lastly, I am better at trimming now so I have an ok chance to get some good flights. Now all I have to do is open the box and get started!
Anon - 13/09/2016
Lovely story! Thanks for sharing it with us. Good luck with the build. Let us know how you get on :)
Mary - 13/09/2016
I built the red Thermic 50 in the early 1970s when I lived on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Oregon. I flew and repaired this sailplane for years [more pics 008]. I had no contact with other model builder/flyers except with an ocasional model airplane magazine and a hobby shop 50 miles away. I would fund my hobby by picking up discarded beer bottles at 2 cents each.
Glenn Heeren - 30/10/2020
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