P-59A Airacomet (oz7273)

 

P-59A Airacomet (oz7273) by Jack Lynn Bale 1997 - plan thumbnail

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P-59A Airacomet. Scale model slope glider. Scale is 1/12.

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  • (oz7273)
    P-59A Airacomet
    by Jack Lynn Bale
    1997 
    44in span
    Scale Glider R/C Military Fighter
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 06/12/2015
    Filesize: 897KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Dberry

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Supposedly this is a heavy model for a pure glider according to a poster on Aerofred: "...Construction is built-up balsa to the max, the wings are sheeted with 3/32 balsa, the horizontal is sheeted with 1/16th balsa and the fuselage formers are lite-ply and is planked with 3/32 strips. Building a slope glider that will glide with all of that balsa and plywood could be a real challenge."
Gary Pike - 13/12/2019
hmmm, sounds like that poster/editor is simply unfamiliar with PSS type models. Weight is not really an issue if say you're flying a PSS model off the Great Orme. You could for instance watch the first 15 seconds of this video, to get some idea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfcsQSJPQbI of the lift available. More to the point, I thought all the Jack Lynn Bale plans were for kits with fibreglass moulded fuselages, with no planking?
SteveWMD - 13/12/2019
If I'm not mistaken, there used to be a slope glider kit with a solid pine wing! Having seen a slope soaring race on the California coast, I have no doubt this glider would be fine at a good site with a good wind.
LR - 15/12/2019
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