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« on: January 24, 2018, 12:03:28 AM »

As I was cataloging stuff I've had squirreled away for years, I found matte board templates for this guy in one of the file folders with no other documentation.  The SE5 had me scratching my head, so I figured I'd take a break and slap one together "for the kids..."  

The doggone thing flies pretty decent for what it is. I'm still learning the ropes for the best launch technique, but I got a couple flights in this evening that were over 30 seconds around dusk.

Anyways, I searched all I could here, at Outerzone, and the Plans Page with no luck, so I figured I'd see if anyone recognized it.  I know I built one about 20 years ago that was fun, but it wasn't this nice of a performer. I thought it might be interesting to see if I even built it "right", lol...

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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2018, 03:55:55 PM »

Is this one from the model aviation mag put out by the AMA ? Just wondered maybe early 1993 or so.
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2018, 04:16:40 PM »

Entirely likely, but I honestly don't remember.  Many moons ago, we had a hobby dealer at the local flea market that kept great stock of kits, supplies...and used model aircraft magazines.  Every week after work on Saturday, I'd go down, rifle through his two tables of offerings, buy 3-5 copies at $0.20 per copy, and go make photocopies of everything I liked or thought I might want to build some day.  Next week, trade in last week's purchases for $0.10 per copy, wash, rinse, and repeat.  All I could figure was that it came from that era of life since it was definitely a high school / early college first build, especially since I couldn't find it on any of the usual plan pages.  

I usually filed away the source article with the plans, but I guess not so with this one.  Your proposed release date sure is in line with that timeline of events.  
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2018, 04:26:22 PM »

It is possible I might find the magazine and will let you know
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2018, 06:58:51 PM »

This came out in the August 1947 issue of the Model Airplane News. Sorry this took so long to research.

It was called Canard Glider.
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2020, 09:28:51 AM »

August 1947 MAN canard glider is a different machine. Anyone have any other ideas?
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2020, 12:06:47 PM »

It's the "Catapult Canard CC-1" by Larry Conover -
article and full size plans in the August 1992
issue of Model Aviation.
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2020, 08:28:29 AM »

thank you kindly for the source! 
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2020, 09:32:24 AM »

Found an August 1992 issue of Model Aviation on Ebay and purchased it.  Enlarged the plan to what I thought was 8" but it came out a tad larger.  Assembled 2 of these little critters and took them out to the field.  What a hoot!!!  Trimmed for a left turn and catapulted on 1/8" rubber as instructed.  Both flew right off the board.  Altitude gained was amazing for such a tiny glider. I couldn't describe the launch because it happens so fast, but the transitions are great. Glad I made templates because I don't think they will be around very long in thermal conditions.  Both weighed in at a shade under 5 grams. 

Went back to Kinko's and enlarged the plan to a bit over 16" and can't weight to unleash the beast. It weighs in at 22 grams.

Best catapult glider I have flown since the Jim Walker folding wing glider I had as a kid.
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