Pierce Arrow (oz6214)

 

Pierce Arrow (oz6214) by Ed Slobod 1973 - plan thumbnail

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Pierce Arrow. 2M class RC glider.

Quote: "Steve, Here is a good one for your site. This plane was a contemporary of the Craft Air 'Drifter' and Mark's Models 'Wanderer' 2 meter, 2 channel gliders. I flew both of those as well as this plane, and I think I liked this best of the three. You will have to work out the few bulkheads from the side and top views (but they are square or rectangles) and the basic wing rib is shown in the side view. If you are considering building any classic 2 meter bird, this one is well worth considering. Final span should be about 76in."

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Update 14/03/2020: Added kit review from January 1975 RCM, thanks to RFJ.

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Pierce Arrow (oz6214) by Ed Slobod 1973 - model pic

Datafile:
  • (oz6214)
    Pierce Arrow
    by Ed Slobod
    from Pierce Aero Co
    1973 
    76in span
    Glider R/C Kit
    clean :)
    formers incomplete :(
  • Submitted: 14/12/2014
    Filesize: 334KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: dfritzke
    Downloads: 4143

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User comments

Here is my sister again, sporting the Farrah Fawcett look and holding a Pierce "Arrow" 2m glider [more pics 003]. Simple 2 channel machine and a good flyer. Pic from the late '70s.
dfritzke - 24/10/2016
I suppose it doesn't matter much now, but I'm going to set the record straight. Ed Slobod designed the Pierce Arrow around 1973 or 74 during a layoff from Douglas Aircraft. Eddie, Tom Williams and I were all members of the SFVSF at the time. Tom Williams came out with the Drifter about 1 year later. Tom "Value Engineered" the Drifter to a lower price point. The two models are very similar but the Drifter was derived from the Pierce Arrow, not the other way around. Williams sold his co about ten years later and drifted away. I ran into him at Mojave in the '90s I think. He had built a Long Eazy. Eddie died in 2009, RIP.
JDK - 22/11/2017
My tribute model for Eddie Slobod [more pics 004, 005].
JDK - 26/02/2018
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