Orange Box


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Orange Box  
by Clive Smalley
from Aeromodeller
March 1979 
71in span
Tags: Glider R/C
all formers complete :)
got article :)

Submitted to Outerzone: 08/12/2015
Outerzone planID: oz7292 | Filesize: 1207KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: patmcc


About this Plan

Orange Box - Radio control glider model. Wingspan 1800mm. "Hi Steve, I hope the attached pdf plan is suitable for inclusion in Outerzone. It's the first time I've scanned a plan in parts then stitched it together into a single page units so I've inserted an 8in ruler scan on both pages for any prospective user to check against. The Orange Box is a simple 2 function 1.8m glider, plan was a freeby in March 1979 Aeromodeller. Sorry I don't have the magazine to hand to include build details etc*. It looks a good candidate for conversion to electric self launch with a 28mm motor a lipo around 3s 800 - 1000mAH. Cheers,"

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*Update: article added, thanks to RFJ.

Supplementary files

Article, in two parts.


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User comments

Hi Mary & Steve - when looking for photos of Red Arrow, I also found some of my two Orange Box(es?) [more pics 003-011]. It was a nice, rugged (that fuselage was almost bullet-proof!) glider, versatile enough to be used as a thermal soarer with a Hi-start (bungee) or a pylon (turning it into a motor glider) and finally a slope soarer, for good measure! I must say that, in order to endure the bungee, the center panel of my models had pine spars. Also, as I was dependent on the generosity of friends to get to the flying sites (I had no car then), the wing was built in two halves, joined with piano wire joiners. That nice model does deserve some photos to illustrate it! And, as you can see from the photos, a number of chaps built it at the time. The fact the plan was a 'giveaway' (free) one from Aeromodeller might have something to do with it... 😉. Thank you for your fantastic work - and for the joy you give us every single day. Best regards,
ArnaldoCorreia - 05/05/2017
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