Dandy (oz4538)


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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.
Kit review.


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User comments

Hi 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
Great to see Dandy again ????
In late 70's early 80's I learned to fly. One the first modells was a Dandy with a motor gondol with 0.49 cox ??
Jan Lichtenstein - 27/03/2023
I have built this plan in the late 80s with my son (it was his gift from my father). He has since lost the 4mm steel wing support rod. Does anyone know what the angle is?
Nhschreiner - 04/09/2023
Check from root rib?
Circlip - 04/09/2023
there is a dihedral gauge on the plan, marked "W" piece or alternatively look at the nr 6 and 7 formers.
pit - 04/09/2023
Assuming the three-view from the plan is correct, the dihedral for each panel is 8 degrees.
Bill H - 04/09/2023
Hello, some Pictures of the Dandy, down scaled to 30% [pics 010-014]. Weight is 29 grams, with electric power-pod 31 grams. Regards,
Dieter Fritsche - 25/01/2024
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