Handley Page 115 (oz6189)

 

Handley Page 115 (oz6189) by Bill Hannan from Aeromodeller 1969 - plan thumbnail

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Handley Page 115. Simple profile glider model.

Quote: "Handley Page 115 Caricature model, by Bill Hannan.

HERE IS AN easy-to-build profile glider, based upon one of the most interesting jet aircraft ever made. Note the striking resemblance to a folded paper 'dart'.

Begin by cutting the parts to shape from medium weight balsa, which should be selected for freedom from twists or warps. Sandpaper all surfaces and edges to a smooth finish. Decorate the components before assembly, using coloured felt pens for the insignia and a ball-point pen for the panel lines.

Assemble the parts, being generous with glue at the wing to fuselage joints. A piece of silk soaked in cement helps to secure the wire hook which serves as both a launching device and landing skid. Note that the trailing edges of the elevons must be raised relative to the wing. It is important that both sides be equal in angle, or the model may snap roll during launch!

Test glide the finished model by hand lanching, and if required, add Plasticine ballast to obtain a smooth descent. When launching with the catapult, aim nearly straight up.

CAUTION: Do not aim at anyone! It is interesting to experiment with the angle of the elevons. A slightly lower angle will permit higher altitude launches, but at some sacrifice in stability. Any re-setting of the elevons will probably necessitate addition or removal of ballast. For all-out performance, fit a loop of 3/16 in Pirelli rubber to the catapult."

Hi Steve, Here is Bill Hannan's Handley Page 115 from Aero Modeller magazine issue 09-69. This is a centerfold, full size, plan scan.

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Handley Page 115 (oz6189) by Bill Hannan from Aeromodeller 1969 - model pic

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  • (oz6189)
    Handley Page 115
    by Bill Hannan
    from Aeromodeller
    June 1969 
    6in span
    Glider F/F
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 08/12/2014
    Filesize: 308KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: theshadow

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For purposes of marking this model, there is an excellent photo of the underside of the HP 115 in the 4 June 1964 Flight International magazine, located here http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1964/1964%20-%201706.html
DavidTerrell - 19/12/2014
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