About this Plan
Arcturus. A-1 Nordic glider model. Wingspan 50in, area 227 sq in.
Quote: "This A-1 Towline Glider was designed primarily with the junior modeler in mind. Many of the younger modelers in our group have considerable difficulty when attempting to build large A-2 gliders; and also shied away from the high powered FAI and large FF models for the same reason. We brought up the possibility of an A-1 design at one of our get-togethers to stimulate some more interest and also to act as a stepping stone to complicated models. Our idea met with great enthusiasm, so we went to work. The model is fairly simple in construction and with a little help from dad or an older modeler even the youngsters can give it a try. It is not overly sensitive, will trim out to a good flight pattern in three or four test flights, and will reward its builder with many graceful, safe flights. There are no hairy, hot engines to handle; but don't forget to light that D/T fuse, you can loose 'em just as easy that way. Don't underestimate this model because of its simplicity, it has done well at meets this past season and has brought home plenty of hardware for junior, senior and open con-testants. Most of the models we have constructed were made of SIG Contest balsa. Learn to choose your wood carefully for lightness and strength..."
Direct submission to Outerzone.
Update 28/09/2017: added article, thanks to RFJ.
Supplementary file notes
Did we get something wrong with these details about this plan (especially the datafile)?
That happens sometimes. You can help us fix it.
Add a correction
Do you have a photo you'd like to submit for this page? Then email firstname.lastname@example.org
User commentsNo comments yet for this plan. Got something to say about this one?
Add a comment
* Credit field
The Credit field in the Outerzone database is designed to recognise and credit the hard work done in scanning and digitally cleaning these vintage and old timer model aircraft plans to get them into a usable format. Currently, it is also used to credit people simply for uploading the plan to a forum on the internet. Which is not quite the same thing. This will change soon. Probably.
This model plan (like all plans on Outerzone) is supposedly scaled correctly and supposedly will print out nicely at the right size. But that doesn't always happen. If you are about to start building a model plane using this free plan, you are strongly advised to check the scaling very, very carefully before cutting any balsa wood.
© Outerzone, 2011-2019.
All content is free to download for personal use.
For non-personal use and/or publication: plans, photos, excerpts, links etc may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Outerzone with appropriate and specific direction to the original content i.e. a direct hyperlink back to the Outerzone source page.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site's owner is strictly prohibited. If we discover that content is being stolen, we will consider filing a formal DMCA notice.