Le Zin Zin (oz610)

 

Le Zin Zin (oz610) by Jean Guillemard from Aviation Magazine 1955 - plan thumbnail

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Le Zin Zin. Towline glider.

Quote from GeeW: "The design dates from a series of articles spread over 5 issues of 'Aviation Magazine' a French weekly publication with the first instalment published on 8th December 1955. The first article covered the materials required and introduced the design goals and dimensions. The second gave the plan for the fuselage and fin and construction thereof. The plan for the wing and tailplane was included with the third article in the series; with readers left to build it over the Christmas and new-years school break before the basic flight trimming was discussed in the following edition. The concluding article was printed in the 19th January and gave information on tow hook placement, towline launching and details with plans for a very simple high start.

Pierre Vaysse designed the Zin-Zin, with the articles being written by Jean Guillemard. Pierre Vaysse was known in French modelling circles for his model world altitude record holder (1828 metres in 1945) 'Bossu' design and for his work in the full size gliding movement.

Jean Guillemard was also a well-known model designer of the times, amongst which his simple power DAD (oz5045) design was particular favourite for a generation."

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GeeW sent in some pics of his very fine completed Zin Zin model: "Please see attached images of my Zin Zin (red & cream) and 'JMP Blackfoots' (black trim on bare balsa)" [model photo & more pics 003-005]. Also here is a link to his build thread for more info - http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=838131
SteveWMD - 28/11/2012
Andres Buljevic sent in some nice photos [see more pics 006, 007] of his completed Zin Zin - it's the model with yellow covering.
SteveWMD - 14/05/2013
Hello, Here is a picture of my Zinzin model [main pic].
Denis Gravat - 04/09/2021
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