Golden Eagle (oz9382)


Golden Eagle (oz9382) by Nick Cook 1973 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Golden Eagle. Radio control slope soarer.

Quote: "THE INSPIRATION for this model came while watching the reaction of the local seagulls to our models at my local slope. They would often formate a little above and behind a model, but would object to attempts to formate our models on them. How would they react to another 'bird'?

The Eagle is very robust, partly due to the strategic use of thin ply in vulnerable locations, but mostly due to the natural form of the full-size version, which has no long moment arms and has a low aspect-ratio wing. The model is made in two main parts, flying surfaces and body. The prototype has a glass-fibre body shell, but the balsa-and-ply body shown in the plan has been designed to be sufficiently robust. Replacing the 'active stability' system of its real-life counterpart with the usual aerodynamic one meant, unfortunately, including a fin. Everything bolts together as one rigid unit. The result is a rugged and compact model which can be kept and transported fully rigged and ready to go.

I believe the Eagle meets the usual Class 2 scale rules, but the organisers of the recent scale meeting at Crook Peak had other ideas. They also wanted to see the manufacturer's three-view drawings!"

Golden Eagle, Radio Modeller, December 1973.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Supplementary file notes

Article pages, thanks to RFJ.


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

Golden Eagle (oz9382) by Nick Cook 1973 - model pic

  • (oz9382)
    Golden Eagle
    by Nick Cook
    from Radio Modeller
    December 1973 
    63in span
    Glider R/C
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 25/10/2017
    Filesize: 682KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Circlip, RFJ
    Downloads: 1876

Golden Eagle (oz9382) by Nick Cook 1973 - pic 003.jpg
Golden Eagle (oz9382) by Nick Cook 1973 - pic 004.jpg

Do you have a photo you'd like to submit for this page? Then email

User comments

Hi, I found my old Eagle in the loft and plan to bring her back to life, I thought I would take a picture [pic 004] before I 'open her up'. Cheers,
Cliff Harvey - 20/07/2021
Add a comment



Download File(s):


* 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.


Terms of Use

© Outerzone, 2011-2024.

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.