Spook (oz4439)


Spook (oz4439) by Bill Dean from Keil Kraft 1947 - plan thumbnail

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KK Spook. Chuck glider.

Quote: "600dpi scan of the Keil Kraft Spook chuck glider – I’ve made several of these over the last 30 years, a great flyer."

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Update: 24/05/2013: Added a supplement revised version of this plan, thanks to vintage1.

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Spook revised. Alternate plan. Includes page 2.


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Spook (oz4439) by Bill Dean from Keil Kraft 1947 - model pic

  • (oz4439)
    by Bill Dean
    from Keil Kraft
    13in span
    Glider F/F
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 22/05/2013
    Filesize: 207KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: PaulGausden

Spook (oz4439) by Bill Dean from Keil Kraft 1947 - pic 003.jpg
Spook (oz4439) by Bill Dean from Keil Kraft 1947 - pic 004.jpg
Spook (oz4439) by Bill Dean from Keil Kraft 1947 - pic 005.jpg

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I made one of these in 1947. I was 10. It won the glider competition at the school I went to, Dane Court, Surrey.The head master Mr. Boys, was keen in this area and he helped me to build it.
bielo - 11/09/2013
This model was designed by Bill Dean (see the initials 'W.A.D' in the bottom left corner of the plan), though Albert Hatfull drew most or all of the plan. The span, incidentally, is usually quoted as 12 1/2 inches.
Nameless - 14/04/2014
Thanks. Yes, the plan has both signatures on it. Let's go with Bill Dean, though. Ok, have ammended the designer for this one. Wingspan on Outerzone is an integer value field, so no fractions.
SteveWMD - 14/04/2014
Hello, I have recently built this Spook Glider as I am fascinated with the challenge of tailless models, and particularily “vintage” designs [main pic, 003-005]. The trim exercise was something like a “pedagogical adventure”, but well tamed, the little Spook does indeed fly very well. I also wish to add: Finding the optimal launch technique is a crucial part of the learning package. This project has been highly enjoyable, and I’ve just started to build a second example, with a lighter grade of balsa, just to see if there is any further improvement potential.
All the best from Sweden,
Bo Jansson - 02/09/2020
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