Cirrus

 

Cirrus - plan thumbnail image

Cirrus - completed model photo more pics (7)

Cirrus  
from Graupner (ref:4229)
1968 
118in span
Tags: Scale Glider R/C Civil
formers unchecked


This plan was found online 10/03/2017 at: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21289362&postcount=13
Outerzone planID: oz8532 | Filesize: 1508KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: Sailterry

   

About this Plan

Graupner Cirrus - Radio control scale model sailplane. Wingspan 3m. Scale is approx 1/6. This kit used a ready-moulded ABS plastic fuselage.

Quote: "The design of the model required several deviations from the dimensions of the fullsize machine in order to gain optimum flight characteristics and performance ...a prominent feature of the model's wing is its high aspect ratio. With a ratio of 1:17 it closely resembles the fullsize ship's shape. Thanks to its torsion box leading edge and the appropriately selected airfoil shape the wing is nonetheless torionally stiff and strong ...as the model will be generally flown without aileron control, a dihedral angle of 6 deg has been selected as suiting its wing span best. Wing attachment points at the fuselage are designed for this dihedral angle..."

Update 10/04/2018: added kit reviews from RCM&E December 1969 & Radio Modeller November 1969, thanks to RFJ.

Supplementary files

Kit instructions (24 pages, in English), thanks to StanHinman.
Kit reviews: RCME & Radio Modeller.

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User comments

Photo of completed Cirrus model was found online at http://www.koralpe.biz/cirrus.html
SteveWMD - 23/03/2017
I'm glad to see the Cirrus Graupner plan on Outerzone. Cirrus is from 1968, see picture, world champion 1968 [more pics 006]. Here are my three Cirrus gliders, two white and one yellow [more pics 007-009]. My three gliders, built in 1973, have more than 1000 flights, without one crash. The Cirrus flies 100 meters with a hand start.
JulienVermeire - 27/03/2017
I'm a French modeler from Paris, France. I'm rebuilding an old Cirrus from Graupner. It would be super nice and very helpful for me (because the list of materials are in millimeters ) if you have the instructions for the Cirrus in French. They start at page 25. Merci beaucoup et bonne journee.
SergeB - 01/10/2018
Can anyone help Serge with a scan of the instructions in French?
Mary - 01/10/2018
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