Flipper

 

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Flipper  
by Joe Bridi
from Bridi Aircraft Design (ref:584)
1984 
50in span
Tags: Glider R/C
all formers complete :)


Submitted to Outerzone: 01/11/2013
Outerzone planID: oz4994 | Filesize: 485KB | Format: • PDFbitmap • PDFvector • CADfile | Credit*: dfritzke

   

About this Plan

Bridi Flipper - Hand launch glider model. Plan no 584. Wingspan 50-1/4 in, wing area 270 sq in.

Quote: "Steve, Here are plans for the Bridi 'Flipper', a very early HLG/Grenade launch glider. 50.25" span, 2 channel HLG RC glider."

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Update 09/07/2018: Added PDFvector plan tracing and CAD files, thanks to AlanSinclair.

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User comments

Many years ago, I had a Tercel, which was a very similar hlg from Bridi, with, I think, the same span. I thought it was marginal for hlg*, but it was kind of fun on the slope, especially in 20 to 25 mph wind with a lot of ballast. Very maneuverable then. Lots of fun trying to trace the crest of the dune only two or three feet away from it while going really fast. Not a good time to sneeze, but the wind chill was pretty bad. As I recall, everyone else waited in the car. Perhaps it would have been better for hlg with a somewhat thinner airfoil. *If memory serves, Tom Keasling had one also, and his would catch thermals more often than mine. Couldn't be a case of pilot skill, could it? Must have been some kind of unobtainium he used.
Lincoln - 10/07/2014
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