Polaris (oz9719)

 

Polaris (oz9719) by Paul Hughes from Radio Modeller 1989 - plan thumbnail

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Polaris. Radio control slope soarer for 2 channels.

Quote: "Polaris is the result of a design study carried out for the new GCSE examination in Design. I was pleased to find that aeromodelling was an accepted area in this subject and being able to take our hobby into my studies has greatly increased my enjoyment of school work. Other students may like to try this so I have included a brief account of my project before getting down to a description of Polaris construction.

The GCSE Design course has two main areas. The first part is an evaluation of a product. For this I carried out a comparison of two WWI aircraft, which involved very interesting visits to the Royal Air Force Museum at Hendon and the Imperial War Museum at Duxford to collect information. In both places I found members of the staff to be very helpful indeed and the Librarian at the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough also assisted by searching for and sending me data on the aircraft. The second part of the course included the design and construction of Polaris', requiring the preparation of design schemes, aerodynamic calculations at a simple level, exploded drawings and, of course, the plan before actual building of the model.

One of the main objectives of the Polaris' design was to produce a moderately priced glider having an attractive semi-scale appearance. The second design consideration arose from the types of flying sites available to me..."

Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.

ref DBHL-7453.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 25/01/2018: added article, thanks to RFJ.

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Polaris (oz9719) by Paul Hughes from Radio Modeller 1989 - model pic

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  • (oz9719)
    Polaris
    by Paul Hughes
    from Radio Modeller
    March 1989 
    63in span
    Glider R/C
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 17/01/2018
    Filesize: 373KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: DBHL, theshadow

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User comments

I have made this glider from the plan about 25 years ago and have still got the glider and I am in the process of getting it back to a flying state.
I still have the plan although a bit tatty these days
Gary Follett - 04/09/2021
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