Rositten Motor AS (oz9837)


Rositten Motor AS (oz9837) by Kurt Schnittke from Aeromodeller Annual 1958 - plan thumbnail

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Rositten Motor AS. Free flight scale model motor glider.

This plan appeared in the Aeromodeller Annual 1958 (page16) as a one page drawing, at 1/3 scale. There was no photograph, and no article text.


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Rositten Motor AS (oz9837) by Kurt Schnittke from Aeromodeller Annual 1958 - model pic


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I clearly remember getting the 1958 Aeromodeller Annual for Christmas and looking at this plan. I decided quite quickly that it was too big a project for an 11 year old, which was probably sensible. The model is a bit of a mystery. I've attached the photo from the VTH plans service that accompanies the Schnittke plan [model photo]. VTH states that ''the original was designed in 1936 and flown by famous pilots such as Udet, Riedel and Nitschke''. I assume that 'Rositten' on the plan refers to the gliding school in Rossitten (note different spelling). It was then Rossitten, East Prussia and is now Rybatschi, Kaliningrad. They definitely built gliders there in the '30s, and 'Motor As' translates from German to 'Motor Ace'. The registration on the plan photo is D-YGYF which records show to be a Gruse Bo15/1. Amazingly the Gruse is a dead ringer for the so-called 'Rositten-Motor-As'. So I am assuming that the 'Rositten-Motor-As' and Gruse are the same aircraft. Maybe someone has a better explanation? There's a YouTube video of a model Gruse (called GB 15/1):
ChrisPinn - 27/02/2018
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