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Cambria Petrel. 43in wingspan A1 towline glider.
Quote: "An attractive thermal soarer with superb stability on the towline. Easy to build with sheet fuselage sides and built-up wing and tail surfaces. Kit includes die-cut balsa and ply parts, stripwood, clear canopy, tissue, hardware, full size drawing and detailed instructions. Conforming to A1 specifications this model is an ideal introduction to these events."
Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.
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Update 09/12/2020: Added kit instructions, thanks to AlistairTaylor.
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User commentsHi Outerzone, I thought you might like some photos of my R/C version of the Cambrian Petrel [pics 005-010]. I built one of these with my father back in the late 70s. We discovered that holding a warped tailplane covered in doped tissue over a red hot electric ring does indeed soften the covering, but is inadvisable due to the ease with which doped tissue catches fire!
The more recent version has a V-tail and servos. An installation I copied from a previously converted Keilkraft Caprice. So far I've not had the opportunity to do anything more than a few trial throws. Roll on summer!
Alistair Taylor - 09/12/2020
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