Gere Sport (oz7160)
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1933 Gere Sport. Radio control standoff scale model biplane. Scale is 1/3.
Quote: "Since our original design of this model in 1975 many new developments have come about for the large model. For the most realistic type flight we would suggest the use of Quadra or Evra type gas type engines. Their economy of operation and long life would seem to be a sensible type approach with today's higher glow fuel prices.
For the use of the larger type engines we would suggest doubling the firewall to 1/2 inch thick. Sheet all tail surfaces with 1/16 in balsa. Glass the center section of both wings, and make the bottom wing bolt on. We would also suggest having the Quadra flywheel modified to reduce vibration. We can furnish the address for the above mod upon request. For modelers not interested in scale, ailerons can also be added to the top wing for a spectacular increase in roll rate.
As of this date there are no reported problems with building or flying the Gere. Because of its gentle flying habits and ease of construction the Gere has turned out to be one of our more popular models and has proven to be a show stopper whenever flown in public."
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Update 01/11/2015: Removed the third sheet (templates for wing joiners, landing gear, cabane struts) at the request of BarryWestergom who drew up that sheet.
Update 12/03/2020: Added kit review from April 1978 RCM, thanks to RFJ.
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Kit instructions, 2 pages of text, 3-view.
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