Super Sinbad (oz47)


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Super Sinbad. Towline glider. Larger version of the classic Sinbad the Sailor (oz46) design. This is a modern redrawn plan. Plan shows RC installation, and includes extensive text notes on construction. Legend: "Redrawn May 2001 by Passtime Hobbies. Laser cut parts and plans available."

Quote: "Super Sinbad Construction Notes. The construction of the Super Sinbad glider is rather straightforward and apparent by any experienced model builder. The Super Sinbad is made up from a couple of subassemblies. These subassemblies can be constructed concurrently, and thus negating the need to complete one assembly before proceeding to the next step. The builder can also read ahead and determine possible suassemblies which need to be built, and construct these in advance of their installation, and thus keep several items going at once and saving some overall drying time and thus speed completion. The basic subassemblies for Super Sinbad are the two joined winghalves, fuselage, horizontal stabilizer and the vertical stabilizer assembly.

The original aircraft was built as a simple hand launch glider, after which it was modified for single channel radio control. The radio control receiver indicated upon the original plans was of the tube type, with room for B batteries, A batteries, escapement batteries. There is enough room within cockpit area of the Super Sinbad to install any late model radio control system. The plans are not indicative of placement for receiver, batteries, and servos, as the types available on the market today are quite varied and individual. The builder will find that there is no urgent need to install the most modern or exotic radio set-up, but he can use any older and cheaper radio as is available. Should the builder modify the Super Sinbad for available equipment, he should give thought to modification of control surfaces for elevators, ailerons or speed brakes not indicated upon this plan.

Wing assembly notes: Begin by cutting the 3/8 by 3/16 main spar to a bit longer than the plan indicates. Cover the plan with waxpaper, and lay out the main spar on the plan. Shim up the spar with 1/8 wood and hold in place with weights. Slip on and glue into place all the W-2 ribs and the W-3 rib in positions indicated on the plan. While glue is setting, weight the trailing edge end of each rib so that upon setting the ribs they will be on a straight line. Without moving the parts on the plan, set in the upper 1/8 by 1/4 hard balsa spar. When completely dried and set, remove holding weights, flip over and glue into place the lower 1/8 by 1/4 spar.

Lay out the trailing edge on the plan and hold into position with weights. Lay out a 1/2 square strip on the plan along the position of the 1/8 by 1/4 spars. Then lay the spar/rib assembly upside down on the plan and slide into the trailing edge and glue into place. When finished, this ought to aim the trailing edge down at the proper angle... "

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Super Sinbad (oz47) 2001 - model pic


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Pics [003, 004] of his completed Super Sinbad are thanks to MarcoAGuillermo.
SteveWMD - 20/02/2013
Is it me or is the plan missing Rib w3? Please tell me it is only me.
EliasRomero - 30/07/2018
I think you're right, it seems to be missing.
SteveWMD - 30/07/2018
To me w-2 and w-3 ribs are identical, but they mantained the w-number of the Berkeley Super Sinbad plan in which w-3 was little bit shorter due to the shape of the w-8 trailing edge. But in this plan w-9 trailing edge is shortened and w-3 has the full length of w-2. Check the two Super Sinbad for better understanding.
Pit - 31/07/2018
Super Sinbad enlarged to 80", built from your plans [pic 005].
David Wartel - 09/07/2020
For some fascinating videos of a Super Sinbad in action, go to John Woodfield RC Gliders on YouTube. He has an incredible number of various gliders, and slope soars in the ocean breezes on the coast of England. I’m not sure of the geography, so my apologies to the people of wherever he is. He is kind enough to credit OZ as a source of plans for some of his gliders.
Take care.
James Hickman - 12/08/2020
I believe the site he flies from is Perranporth in Cornwall. Facing the Atlantic.
SteveWMD - 12/08/2020
Hi, It's me Amith again from Sri Lanka. Please find attached some pictures of the Super Sinbad [main pic, 006-008] built to 93 inch by enlarging your plans (oz47). 'Eddie' named after my loving father, who is a veteran in model flying for over 60 years. And please find here the link for the build video:
Amith Perera - 08/09/2022
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