Elf Biplane (oz4724)

 

Elf Biplane (oz4724) by Frank Ehling from Skystone 1965 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Elf Biplane. Free flight sport biplane cabin model.

Note this is a 1965 re-drawing of the original 1938 design, which probably never existed as a full-size printed plan.

Quote: "A Skystone plan. Elf Biplane. Designed by Frank Ehling, Jersey City N.J. Wingspan 39in, length 27.5in, empty wt 6oz. Drawn by Bill Kincheloe from an early Frank Zaic yearbook. Traced by Bill Thompson, 9/10-65. Original model 'showed signs of soarings' and 'has good glide'."

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Elf Biplane (oz4724) by Frank Ehling from Skystone 1965 - model pic

Datafile:
  • (oz4724)
    Elf Biplane
    by Frank Ehling
    from Skystone
    1965 
    39in span
    IC F/F Biplane Cabin
    formers incomplete :(
  • Submitted: 07/08/2013
    Filesize: 262KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: JJ

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User comments

My model shown in the photos [main pic, 003,004] is from the Ben Buckle kit. It spans 60 ins but Ben himself says that his plan was scaled up from the original Frank Ehling 39 in wingspan plan (oz4724). Perfect evening flyer. Covered in the last available Solatex and Saito 40 powered. Vintage flying at its best.
Roger Smith - 15/06/2020
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