Celestial Horseman (oz8643)


Celestial Horseman (oz8643) by LG Temple 1944 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Celestial Horseman. Scale towline glider model sailplane. Scale is 1/6.

Winner of the 1943 Wings for Victory competition. Designed by L.G. Temple. Span 124.3in, length 56in, wing area 964in. A 2in to 1ft scale International Class model... constructed with hardwood throughout.

Hi Mary/Steve - Several more DBHL plans ready. I finally finished the Celestial Horseman sitting in my TLC folder. A beauty that deserved some special attention.

Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.

ref DBHL-5064.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Note this plan was described in 1944 (in the title block) as being a scale model of a fullsize prototype. But in reality no such fullsize aircraft was ever built. So this Outerzone plan is tagged as sport, not scale. My understanding of this is that Mr Temple designed a (perhaps fanciful) glider for himself, but never got around to building or indeed flying in it. This Outerzone plan listing remains confusing - I agree. If anyone wants to jump in with some more facts, that would be great. Steve.

Note for more on the scale/sport issue, see RCGroups thread at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?1166547-The-Celestial-Horseman-did-it-exist


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Celestial Horseman (oz8643) by LG Temple 1944 - model pic

  • (oz8643)
    Celestial Horseman
    by LG Temple
    from Aeromodeller
    May 1944 
    124in span
    Glider F/F
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 23/04/2017
    Filesize: 1963KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: DBHL, theshadow
    Downloads: 2122

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User comments

Many thanks to Gerrit for the Celestial Horseman pics.
SteveWMD - 28/04/2017
Added new images [more pics 006-010] thanks to RFJ.
Mary - 31/12/2017
Wow if only l had the patience to cut out all them parts!
LJW Barnett - 09/05/2021
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