Square Bird


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Square Bird  
by Sherman Gillespie
from Flying Models
May 1956 
19in span
Tags: Rubber F/F
all formers complete :)
got article :)

This plan was found online 09/11/2015 at: http://www.oaklandclouddusters.org/Gillespie-Collection
Outerzone planID: oz7205 | Filesize: 238KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: Maciej


About this Plan

Square Bird - Rubber sport model. High wing rubber model. 19in wingspan. Published in FM May 1956.

Quote: - "The 'Square Bird' is a simple, inexpensive model with remarkable flying ability. It can turn in flights of from 40 to 50 seconds handwound in cool morning air. In thermal conmditrions it is capable of going OOS..."

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Here are a couple of photos of our new Square Bird [more pics 004, 005]. Not flown yet. 22 grams all up weight. 7" North Pacific prop. Thanks for bringing back all those childhood memories, affordably.
Linda&RandyWrisley - 30/01/2017
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