Can anyone help me to identify the glider shown in the picture, held by a very young me? Only thing I remember, it was given to my father by some fellow modeler, but it was too hot a slope ship either for me or for dad - so it was swapped again for some easier to fly, powered model (that didn't last long, by the way). That was back in late '70s / early '80s. I was fascinated by this unpowered but fast and aerobatic plane, by its big tailfin and the thick, submarine-like fuselage. Now that, after many years, I'm back to modeling and have become an avid sloper, I'd be happy to have the mysterious sailplane back and fly it; but the only way is to find the glider's plans and build one.
Fortunately, I found this old photo inside a drawer in my parents' house (regrettably bady scratched) and I thought, Outerzone readers could help me identify the project and, well, maybe, find the plans. Please note the Union Jack on the tailfin - it was Skyleader's symbol, a British company marketing radio control sets that were widely used in Italy at the time. (I've recently found in a closet in the same house my yellow Skyleader TX from the late '70s, and I'm planning to restore the old box and accommodate inside it a 2.4 GHz tx module ... but that's another story...)
I don't remember the name of the plane, neither the designer or the company who marketed it. But sometimes, a bit of luck... Thank in advance to all the Outerzone readers!
Raffaello, Genoa, Italy