Der Adler (oz9828)


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Der Adler. Semi-scale Arden rubber model.

Quote: "This model has been designed around the new Keil Kraft Arden rubber powered motor. The unit has a geared propeller drive and a plastic tube to house the rubber. One of the advantages of this is, that all the weight is located at the front of the model. This makes it ideal for First World War types or semi-scale models like Der Adler that have a short nose.

Fuselage. Trace fuselage formers onto medium grade balsa, using carbon paper and a sharp pencil, and cut out. A good method to make this process easier and more accurate is to photocopy the parts to be cut out. Stick the photocopy of the parts to the balsa sheet using a spray contact adhesive such as Scotch Spraymount. The part may then be easily and accurately cut out using a sharp balsa knife. The paper templates are easily removed from the balsa part if the Spray Mount is lightly applied.

Build the two side frames on the plan selecting the harder wood for the longerons and the softer for the verticals and diagonals. Use PVA glue or Balsa cement. Clean up the sides with a sanding block, tapering the inside face at the stern post end. Once again the Spray Mount can be used to stick sandpaper to a balsa block to make an excellent sanding block. Assemble the two sides and formers F1, F2 and F3 inverted on the plan and allow to dry. Pull sides together and glue at sterm post, making sure that the sternpost is square to the drawing. Cut and fit all cross pieces and triangular skid support..."

Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.

ref DBHL-5607.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 26/02/2018: added article, thanks to RFJ.

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  • (oz9828)
    Der Adler
    by Godfrey Knight
    from Aeromodeller
    June 1981 
    23in span
    Tags: Rubber F/F
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 11/02/2018
    Filesize: 84KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: DBHL, theshadow


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Hi, a couple of pictures of Der Adler from your plan [more pics 003-005]. A nice flyer in calm weather but must be built light. The Arden unit not a ball of fire.
TrevorT - 25/06/2018
Built one of these from the original plans back in the early 80's. Powered with a CO2 motor, it flew so well, I scaled it up 2x and put a cox 049 on the front. Best free flight model I ever had!
B Thompson - 30/01/2019
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