CB 36 (oz4903)
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C.B.36. Towline glider.
Quote: "Hi Steve, You may be interesred in this French FF glider plan. It's the CB 36, a cutie from 1945. Another very popular design from 'Chalange & Bonnet' on this side of the Channel. I will build it this winter and send you a photo..."
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User commentsHi Steve, Here is a photo of my finished CB 36 [see more pics 004] for your Outerzone site. Regards,
PaulBizard - 09/07/2014
Hello! I am just watching one of your French plans: CB36, a glider. Material are specified, for example Balsa 15/10. I don't understand that requirement. Do you have an explanation? Thank you in advance!
Karl-Gunnar_Moller - 24/12/2018
Hi Karl, the thickness of balsa sheets or ply was expressed, in France, in tenth of millimeters. 15/10 is 1.5 mm (approx. 1/16 in). Standards were 10/10, 15/10, 20/10 for balsa. On some plans (peanuts or duration indoors) you could find 5/10, 8/10, or 12/10... Aaah, a long time ago...
Yannick - 26/12/2018
The French, for some reason, label all sheet material as a fraction. 15/10 simply means 15 divided by 10, so 1.5 mm. 20/10 would be 2mm and so on.
MHodgson - 26/12/2018
15/10 is metric system; 10 is 1 mm and 15 corresponds to 1.5 mm. It means 1.5 mm thick (20/10 for 2 mm, 30/10 for 3 mm and so one); 10 is a reference for 1 mm. It is as logical as feet and inches (and others....) for me!
DenisR - 28/12/2018
Hi Paul, Quite a model you built there, hats off! Would you mind explaining what's that little gizmo on the left front, is it an auto-balancer? Cheers
Marcus - 13/01/2019
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