Gnome 60 (oz6773)

 

Gnome 60 (oz6773) by John Lupperger from Midway Models - plan thumbnail

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Gnome 60. Radio control sailplane model. Wingspan 60 in, wing area 375 sq in. For 2 channel radio. Slope, high start or hand launch.

Quote: "The Gnome has been specially designed to give good height on launch and a smooth soaring glide. In addition to flying it as a hand launch sailplane, it is fully capable of operating from a high start or a 12 volt winch, for it features a spruce sparred fully 'D' tubed wing. The Gnome performs very agily on the slope, flying in the slightest breezes, while capable of most 2 channel aerobatics.

Our prototype models ranged in weight from 12 to 15 oz ready to fly, and performance was equally good in all cases. The Gnome has a woingspan of 60 in and a wing area of 375 sq in. At its normal weights, it has a wing loading in the 4.6 to 5.8 ounces per sq ft range. The airfoil is a small chord optimised Eppler 205 section.

The Gnome takes a two channel radio with medium to small servos and a flat 250 mAh battery pack. A normal size receiver will fit under the canopy/hatch. When you get it ready, we are sure you will be plaeased with the fine machine you have. Just kep it clear of jealous friends. We wisdh you happy and long flights..."

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Update 28/06/2015: Replaced this plan with a (beautifully) cleaned version, thanks to theshadow.

Update 17/05/2017: added build instructions, thanks to RichL.

Update 15/07/2018: Added PDFvector plan tracing (includes all rib templates) and CAD files, thanks to AlanSinclair.

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Instruction article.
PDFvector plan tracing.

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Gnome 60 (oz6773) by John Lupperger from Midway Models - model pic

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  • (oz6773)
    Gnome 60
    by John Lupperger
    from Midway Models
    60in span
    Glider R/C Kit
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 24/06/2015
    Filesize: 353KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap • PDFvector • CADfile
    Credit*: AugustaWest, theshadow

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User comments

Steve and Mary - Can't say enough about how much your site is enjoyed. Recently had the good fortune in obtaining a NIB Gnome 60". As a small contribution to your site please see attached file which is a scan of the original instruction sheets [supplementary file]. Thanks again for what you do and keep up the brilliant work.
RichL - 17/05/2017
Attached is a photo of my Gnome 1.5 meter glider [morepics 003] I built from Outerzone plans.
EricPearson - 28/06/2018
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