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Aerogull. A1 class towline glider.
Quote: "Latest in the FM series of beginners' models is this efficient A/1 glider. Aerogull, by Clarence Mather.
This A-1 class towline glider combines high performance with the new look in aircraft. Yet it has the straight wing and box fuselage so desired by most of today's modelers. The Aerogull has an auto-rudder that pulls straight during tow and flips to the right during the glide for a circle. This device is essential so don't simplify construction further by leaving it off!
Towline gliders are fun to fly but require skill and practice on towing to gain full altitude and a smooth release. They are ideal cold weather models since there are no props to rap numb fingers! Frozen lakes, such as we have here in Michigan, make fine flying fields and allow the combining of modeling with ice-skating for real sport.
The plans are full-size so no redrawing is necessary. Assemble the plans on a flat board of soft wood such as redwood. Read the text and study the plans thoroughly so that the assembly procedure is completely understood.
The wing and stab are built first since they are needed to balance and
align the fuselage. Carve the leading and trailing edges to rough shape before assembling the panels. To form the stab ribs cut thirteen pieces 3/8 by 2-7/7 from 1/16 sheet. Assemble in a stack and pin together. Trace the rib outline on each and carve the stack to conform. Notch just enough so the spar makes a snug fit. Place wax paper over the plan and cement the pieces together. Apply a coat of cement to each edge of a joint and allow it to be absorbed by the porous balsa..."
Quote: "Aerogull FM 58 from David Terrell scans. It's the towline glider version of the 57 Aerolance (oz7051) design."
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by Clarence Mather
from Flying Models
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Found online 29/12/2015 at:
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