Drifter - plan thumbnail image

Drifter - completed model photo

by Joe Bilgri
from Air Trails
February 1953 
48in span
Tags: Rubber F/F
all formers complete :)

Submitted to Outerzone: 27/03/2017
Outerzone planID: oz8566 | Filesize: 853KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: DBHL, theshadow


About this Plan

Bilgri Drifter - Rubber competition model.

Quote: - "The Drifter was built during Fall 1951 after hearing what happened to the US team in Finland from Joe Foster and Manny Andrade. They told of the need for a high-climbing and tight-circling model that could take the wind. Although the Drifter did not win on Sweden in 1952, it was not the model's fault, for it was lost on the first round which it led by a time of more than forty seconds. Althogh tdesigned for the wind, the model is still capable of turning in maximum flights in early morning air. It's lowest officoial contest time is 4:07..."

Quote: - "Bilgri's Drifter, designed by Joe Bilgri, San Jose California in 1951. 1952 American Wakefield team (Sweden) as published in Air Trails February 1953. Drawn by Bob Jones, SAM England."

Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.

ref DBHL-30055.

Direct submission to Outerzone.


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