Hamilcar I (oz919)


Hamilcar I (oz919) by R. Base from Aeromodeller 1946 - plan thumbnail

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Hamilcar I. Free flight scale glider, 1/24 scale model troop-carrier.

Quote: "Here is a model who's scale appearance by no means detracts from its flying capabilities. From performance figures it is apparent that the model compares very favourably with the average towline glider. On a calm day with no thermals, an average of 1 minute 40.6 seconds was obtained from a 200ft line ROG... "

Update 04/07/2016: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed), also added 2nd sheet with fully redrawn CAD plan in PDFvector format complete with full rib drawings. All thanks to rchopper56.

Quote: "Hi Steve & Mary. Just finished the CAD version this morning. I have made some major changes, especially to the wing tongue. Had to move the box and the tongue to allow for the dihedral. I really feel that the entire model can be from balsa except where noted. I have included all of then ribs required. The original basic airfoil shown is very close to a Clark Y. I do have a 52in wingspan glider that uses only 1/8in square balsa for the fuselage frame, and no structural problems. That's why I feel the changes to balsa from hardwood will be OK. I have also included a sketch of my 10% zip airfoil max thickness at 33%. I use this type of airfoil to generate most flat bottom airfoils by changing % thickness and thickness location. Gene"

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Hamilcar I (oz919) by R. Base from Aeromodeller 1946 - model pic


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Hi, Steve! Always cringe a bit when an OUTERZONE model plan piques my interest & then I see your very respected 'sad icon' w / formers incomplete caveat. Regarding this Hamilcar I WW2 glider plan, I'm assuming your warning is due to the lack of rib airfoil planform shapes for the entire wingspan? Is there a possibility the complete plan from AEROMODELLER isn't shown? Mr. Base's AIRSPEED HORSA 'stacks' the rib sizes nicely from root to tip. Just asking. Perhaps the 'aeromeddeler' ( submitter ) might assist. Thanks, Steve!
Don - 04/05/2015
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