Gnome - plan thumbnail image

Gnome - completed model photo

by John Lupperger
from Midway Models
60in span
Tags: Glider R/C
all formers complete :)
got article :)

Submitted to Outerzone: 24/06/2015
Outerzone planID: oz6773 | Filesize: 353KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: AugustaWest, theshadow


About this Plan

Gnome - Radio control sailplane model. 60in wingspan, 375 sq in area. For 2 channel radio, slope, high start or hand launch.

Quote: - "The Gnome has been sepcially 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..."

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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.

Supplementary files

Instruction article.


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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
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