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Baby - completed model photo more pics (16)

by Helmut Kirschke
48in span
Tags: Glider F/F
all formers complete :)

Submitted to Outerzone: 07/01/2018
Outerzone planID: oz9667 | Filesize: 456KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: Alcalaino


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Baby - Beginner's towline glider model. Wingspan 1200mm.

Quote: "Hi Mary and Steve, Here is the Spanish version of the 1934 Helmut Kirschke FF glider Baby (oz7417) which was used as a basic glider in the Spanish aeromodelling schools founded in the early forties.
Apart from the plan, I'm sending too a translation of the materials list into English, a copy of the original German advertisement from the Segelflieger magazine dated May 1934 [morepics 003] and an interesting 1947 picture of the workshop from the Aeromodelling School of the city of Soria, with a 'Baby' hanging from the ceiling [morepics 004]. Best regards, Alcalaino"

Note this version of the Baby plan shows fuselage layout at full length - the previous version was shortened, presumably to fit within a certain print size.

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Materials list (in English).


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These photos are especially dedicated to the Babys that the state schools of Aeromodelismo adopted as models of "second step" and all of us who attend these to build and fly [more pics 005-009] . The oldest photos correspond to Schools of the forties. I have also sent a picture with two RECORDS of distance, of 1945 and 1948: Cuatro Vientos (Madrid) - Toledo and Cuatro Vientos (Madrid) Yunquera de Henares (Guadalajara). The first made by the School of Loro?o and the second by Zamora with 68 and 89.5 Km. Both made with BABYS. The photos of the girl correspond to the version we built at the School of Toledo in 1972.
Pajariperro - 09/03/2018
Sometimes I wonder if Helmut Kirschke, designer of this fabulous machine, will stilll live. Be a grateful gesture for the hours of happy flights and better construction of this small but great model airplane. I decided in October of last year to make two Babys, one in a scale of 1:1 and another one a little larger 1:1.5 (1m20cm and 1m80cm.) As faithful as possible to the original design except the pendular system of the horizontal plane of the tail. This was my job during Christmas and part of the month of January [more pics 010-018]. At the end of February, after the probe and after three great and sunny days with flights in some cases over an hour, I finished and prepared for a good spring. After the test flights, the color and fix ballast for the spring, I will send you pictures in flight and the times I get. Thank you for assisting me.
Pajariperro - 09/03/2018
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