Aegeus (oz4489)


Aegeus (oz4489) by Ron Warring 1930 - plan thumbnail

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Aegeus. Glider model. Wingspan 42in, wing area 205 sq ins.

Update 29/12/2016: Replaced this model with a clearer copy, thanks to DBHL, theshadow.

Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.

ref DBHL-5005.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 28/07/2020: Added article from the book "Model Gliders" by Ron Warring (1942), thank to RFJ.

Quote: "Simple Towline Glider - Aegeus, 42 in span. As we have seen in the design chapters we can bring about a reduction in the drag of a slabsider fuselage by making the top slightly wider than the bottom. This makes construction a little harder, since all the horizontal cross members now have to be cut with their ends at an angle, but a little patience should soon obviate this difficulty.

Sheet covering is used on the fuselage forward of the wings and this is strength and weight in the right place. The two 1/16 birch 3 ply formers make the fuselage particularly strong and, besides anchoring the wing fixings, makes for greater accuracy when joining the fuselage halves together.

Correct bracing of towing hook is important, as there is a considerable tension on this unit during launch, tending to tear it out of the fuselage.

Whilst correct trim may be obtained by shifting the wing forwards or backwards on the mountings our adjustable balance weight is included in the fuselage. To some this may appear redundant, but it serves as excellent practice for more advanced types where the wing position is usually fixed. In any case by moving the wings we are upsetting our side-area balance slightly and it is as well to get used to the fixed wing-position idea.

Construction: Fuselage: Two sides are first built and, to commence, two pairs of fairly hard 1/8 square balsa should be selected and one pair steamed to the curve of the top longeron, the other pair to the bottom longeron. These are then held in position on the plan by means of pins and the vertical spacers, also of square hard balsa, cut to the correct length and firmly cemented in position. The two halves are built together, one on top of the other, so that one is an exact duplicate of the other.

When the cement is set these halves may be removed from the plan and separated. Two formers, Nos. 4 and 6, are then cut out of birch 3 ply to the shape shown on the plan. Before fitting to the fuselage it is best to attach the wire wing mounts to these as the binding job is then much easier. The wire wing mounts are bent from 18 swg wire to the shape shown..."

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