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Graupner Dandy - Towline glider model. Graupner Quickie-Kit no. 4227. The manual points out this FF model was also suitable for 2channel RC, and there was also a separate power pod kit available.
Quote: "DANDY is a towline sailplane model. Thanks to its profusely prefabricated parts it is easliy and quickly assembled, Its flight characteristics are perfectly uncritical and the model is designed to accommodate R/C equipment of up to 14 oz weight. A pylon engine mount kit is available (ask for indent Do.111) which quickly converts Dandy into a powered glider..."
Update 24/05/2016: added instructions for Graupner Pylon engine mount for Filou/Jolly/Dandy gliders.
"Found this engine pylon for 3 German Graupner gliders. Some one out there might want to replicate this original for his glider. It's for the cox 0,49 baby bee engine. The printed plywood is 1,5 mm, the printed balsa 4 mm, the aluminium plate 1 mm."
Update 03/05/2018: added kit review from RCM&E, October 1968, thanks to RFJ.
Supplementary file notes
Kit manual in English, 12 pages.
Instructions for Graupner Pylon engine mount.
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User commentsHi Steve and Mary, With the plan of OUTERZONE, I have built the DANDY [see more pics 005]. In 1968 I was 15 years old, had no money for this plane. The model weighs more than 400 grams lighter than the original in 1968. That's very good because in our country, Belgium, little thermals at low altitude.
JulienVermeire - 15/02/2016
In the past year I have scratch built many models from plans on your website. See Graupner Dandy photos attached [more pics 006-008]. Canopy is a recycled water bottle.
AndyCoutts - 18/05/2016
Dandy, built from Graupner kit, Cox Tee Dee .051 engine, Futaba 2ch radio, (1974) [more pics 009].
JesusAbellan - 27/02/2017
Hi Guys - I built this one and actually learned to fly with it. Pulling her into the sky with a long line made of rubber bands, one time I was almost killed by the metal hook I pulled out of the ground. Good flier, not the best glider but very strong, my big servos at that time just fitted in the hull. I fixed the stab with glue, later I had a Cox .49 on the wings and much later a 1.5 Webra. After a lot of landings and a lot of fun she just fell apart. Thanks for the plan.
EdVink - 16/10/2018
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