Tonto II (oz4654)


Tonto II (oz4654) by GH Mellar from Aeromodeller 1953 - plan thumbnail

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Tonto II. Towline glider model.

Quote: "Concours winner with flying performance to match. Tonto, by Gordon Mellar.

TONTO was designed in November 1951, with two definite objects:

(1) to have a better appearance than many competition models seen today
(2) to tow up dead straight in any weather.

That the former has been achieved is proved by success in the 1952 Hobbies and Crafts e Exhibition in Sheffield and at the 1952 Yorkshire Evening News Rally Concours d'Elegance, where it collected two first places.

The rearward towhook, deep, narrow nose, low dihedral and high aspect ratio are refinements which always give an overhead tow. Tonto never turns off when on tow and in strong winds the line can be let out slowly whilst the model ascends, kite. fashion.

Just as easy to build as it is to fly, this A/2 comes within the 'quick' building class by virtue of its simple sheet box fuselage and rectangular lines.

Construction. Fuselage. Cut out fuselage sides, cement pieces E G. and Q to inside around wing tongue slot. Mark former positions on inside of sides. Cut 1/8 in slot in centres of A, D, and F to required depth. Join fuselage sides by D, F, and H. Bind and cement tow hook (U) to ply keel (T). Cement triangular sectioned pieces S onto T. Cement T into slots D and F. Then cement fuselage sides onto pieces S. using a spring clip to hold them in place..."

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Tonto II (oz4654) by GH Mellar from Aeromodeller 1953 - model pic

  • (oz4654)
    Tonto II
    by GH Mellar
    from Aeromodeller
    February 1953 
    70in span
    Glider F/F
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 27/07/2013
    Filesize: 191KB
    Format: • PDFvector • CADfile
    Credit*: hogal

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