Hutter H-17 (oz5179)


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Hutter. Free flight scale glider model.

Quote: "Build The Hütter H-17 Sailplane. By Nick Limber.

There's probably a swell thermal rising over the vacant lot down at the corner right now. So why not take advantage of it? All you gotta do is grab your balsa and turn out this extra-special corking soarer - and you'll be all set to go. Nick Limber tells you how right here in this snappy article. Take 'er away, Nick!

ALTHOUGH MAN flew in motorless craft long before the Wright brothers made their first hop at Kitty Hawk, it is within recent years that the art of gliding and of glider design has taken real root and been recognized as an important branch of aviation. The Treaty signed at the end of the World War is said to have had the greatest influence in the development of the glider, for when the German aviation enthusiasts were prohibited from building large numbers of powered aircraft they turned to motorless ships in a big way.

Many excellent gliders have been produced since then. And among the best is the Hutter H-17, designed recently by Ulrich Hütter. Primarily developed for flight training, this craft features exceptionally light but sturdy construction and long, flat glides.

It is stated that the machine has attained an altitude of 806 meters and remained in flight for 3-1/4 hours. This performance indicates the exceptional properties of the ship. Undoubtedly, if sufficient care is exercised in constructing your miniature, ace-high flights will be attained from your model tarmac, too.

In constructing the fuselage, the modeler should first build the framework structure and to this cement sheet balsa formers, in order to shape the top and bottom of the body. Strips of 1/16 sq balsa are used for the framework. Formers, shown on Plate 2, are traced onto 1/16 sheet balsa. After cutting these from the sheet, cement them to their respective places, as indicated in the side view and cross section diagrams..."

Quote: "Hutter H-17 scale sailplane from the April 1939 Flying Aces. By Nick Limber. I think I've seen a Model Airplane News plan for this aircraft as well, but I'm not sure."

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