DAD - Durée Altitude Distance - Free flight gas model.
Quote: - "Hi Steve, Here is the French DAD airplane plan. DAD means 'Durée Altitude Distance' ie 'Duration Altitude Distance'. The 16th of June 1945 this plane broke the three French records in one flight, altogether with the world altitude record. The DAD was designed by Jean Guillemard. The plane has been build in large numbers in France: easy to build, attractive, easy to tune and reliable in performance. There exist four DAD versions, and three plans. This plan dates back to 1945. In JMP_blackfoot opinion, the ancestor of the DAD is the J.R.6, certainly the initial of Jean and Robert, the Guillemard brothers. Robert Guillemard died in 1945 while flying his Thunderbolt P-47. It is JMP_blackfoot who has put his scanned plan online on the French Retroplane forum. I and Olaf Joest from Germany have cleaned it. Note: the above comments are from JMP_blackfoot. Regards,"
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