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from Svenson (ref:30485)
48in span
Tags: Glider R/C
formers unchecked

Submitted to Outerzone: 23/01/2017
Outerzone planID: oz8445 | Filesize: 509KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: PeterIngels


About this Plan

Delphine - Radio control glider model from Svenson. Wingspan 1200mm.

Dear Steve & Mary, Attached, a scan of the plan/brochure/building instructions of the SVENSON DEPHINE. With a wing span of 1.2m, it was my first 'big' model plane. Due to young age and lack of knowledge it never was a big success. We are now 40 years later, I am still building model planes and I make my living as an airline pilot. So, even though my DEPHINE was a mediocre flyer, it definitively made an everlasting impression? Many thanks again for a fantastic website! Peter

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Kit instructions (inc materials list). Brochure page.


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User comments

I think this is an early version of the Delphine plan. The brochure (and the 1973-4 catalogue entry) say the Delphine plan includes power pod option for Cox engine, and also full single servo RC installation details. These do not appear on this (earlier?) plan. Maybe there is a copy of the later plan out there somewhere?
SteveWMD - 22/02/2017
Hi Mary and Steve, I have the Delphine built in 28 days [more pics 003-006]. The Delphine is the first RC glider from Svenson. As I started, he was not yet on OUTER ZONE. In 1973 one could get there but 1 servo in. Now that's a full RC glider with altitude and rudder. Flight ready 250 grams., 200 grams less than in 1973. I have to test him, but the weather is too bad now.
JulienVermeire - 28/02/2017
Today's first flight with Delphine, fly excellent. A pleasure to fly. Photo: motor above wing [more pics 007].
JulienVermeire - 07/03/2017
Thank you to Peter for uploading the Delphine plan! The Delphine was my first attempt at an r/c glider many years ago. I had a new (at that time), Sanwa 2 chl set which I jammed in for rudder/elevator. Since the receiver, batt & servos were too big for the available space (not to mention my skills were lacking as well!), I laid the servos on their sides and had the complete output arms sticking outside the fuselage sides (!) with piano wire pushrods running down each side ..... not a very pretty arrangement but it worked. I couldn't fly at the time either, so the poor old Delphine had a rough and short life, poor thing! I have been looking for a copy of this plan for years so that I could build another one for old times sake, and perhaps this time it will have a happy and long flying life! Plus, this time all of the gear will be inside ... where it should be! Anyway, thank you again to Peter for uploading and thanks to you as well for keeping this fabulous site running for all of us to enjoy, great job!!
MarkStanley - 10/03/2017
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