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Wanderlust Towline glider by L.F. Long. Published in Model Aircraft July 1957.
Quote: "I HAVE been developing this hatchet type of glider for the past five years, during which time I have built 15 variants ranging from 40 to 72 in span models. Wanderlust is very easy to trim and has many flights of over 5 min to its credit when de-thermalised. It is not a difficult model to build, and using a 300 ft towline, flights of around 3-1/2 min are a regular occurrence.
Commence construction by building the basic fuselage boom structure from 1/4 x 1/8 in hard balsa as shown on the plan. As the fuselage is over 3 ft long, the longerons will have to be spliced as shown. When thoroughly dry, cover both sides with 1/16 medium sheet, sand smooth, and add top fuselage shape, making sure that it is vertical. Whilst this is drying build the underfin flat on the plan, using medium grade 1/8 sheet balsa.
Next, cement the 1/16 sheet side strakes to the sides of the 'boom,' then add the formers, wing platform, stringers, tailplane platform, wing fixing dowels, and tow hooks.
Cement fin to underside of boom, taking care to keep the fin vertical. Sand smooth all over, ready for covering.
Wings: The wings are quite easy to construct, even though a 'T' section is employed. Cut one 2 ft length and two 1 ft lengths of 3/8 x 1/8 balsa..."
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