Sophisticated Lady (oz5649)
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Sophisticated Lady - Radio control sailplane model. 2 channel R/C soarer for slope or thermal flying. Span 78.25in, wing area 663 sq in. Discontinued kit from Carl Goldberg. Kit # 59.
Quote: "Hi, I have experienced that none of the usual sources have Sophisticated Lady plans. Forum requests for the plans have not been fulfilled. Here is the original ...CG fullsize kit plan as PDF. WS is 78-1/4 inches. Had it scanned at my expense, it's my pleasure to submit it. An interested builder could readily find all the part templates. Tapered outer wing ribs can be generated by any experienced builder..."
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The Sophisticated Lady PDF instruction/construction manual is online at: manuals.hobbico.com
Update 29/05/2018: added kit review from RCM&E, December 1989, thanks to RFJ.
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User commentsI see the formers are incomplete on this plan. I seem to remember that the Soph. Lady uses the same wing as the Gentle Lady. One of the plans for the Gentle Lady on your site has the formers.
IngeFast - 26/02/2017
The Sophisticated Lady uses the same wing as the Electra - the electric version of the Gentle Lady [here on Outerzone: Electra_oz6614]. Both the Sophisticated Lady and Electra have more wing sheeting and internal bracing than the Gentle Lady. The Gentle Lady wing may well serve on the Sophisticated Lady, but it would not stand up to quite as much aerobatic stress, being more lightly built. That being said, the wing airfoil shapes and plan form of all 3 versions remain the same. Perhaps when I get to building my kit of the Sophisticated Lady I will trace all the wing ribs individually. In the meantime, someone else might be able to provide wing rib shapes? Cheers,
Rudy - 27/02/2017
Added some really nice pics of this model, thanks to Luc Daigneault [more pics 003-005].
Mary - 05/02/2019
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