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Airspeed Horsa ( 22 in. / 55.9 cm )


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Airspeed Horsa

Aeromodeller magazine's Airspeed Horsa

The Horsa, produced by Airspeed Ltd, was a WW2 era British troop carrying glider, spanning 88 feet and capable of carrying up to 30 troops. Over 5000 Horsas were produced and saw service through the war, gaining a reputation as a robust and capable airframe. The model presented, spanning 22 inches, was designed as a sport free flight model intended to be "piggybacked" to altitude by another model aircraft, then released. Launching or flying the model by any other means is problematic as the fuselage isn't strong enough to take a bungee or winch launch, and installing a motor would detract from the Horsa's scale appearance. The best solution, if someone so chooses, would be to tow the model to altitude with a light towline, then either have the model free-flight from altitude or be controlled via rudder and elevator radio control.

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Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airspeed_Horsa
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ID: 79381
File Size: 236.2 KB
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Cargo
Motor: Not-Powered
Wingspan: 22 in. / 55.9 cm
Publisher: Aeromodeller magazine
Designer: R. V. Base
Date: 12/1943
Weight Class:100g-To-200g (3.5oz-To-7.0oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
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Added: 25/03/2015 02:49
Updated: 19/11/16 06:03:13pm
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Plan ID:79381
Keywords:Airspeed Horsa WW2 WWII troop carrier glider free flight
Class:Free-Flight
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Cargo
Wingspan: 22 in. / 55.9 cm
Wingspan Class:50cm-To-75cm (20in-To-30in)
Wing Position:High-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Rect
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Not-Powered
Weight Class:100g-To-200g (3.5oz-To-7.0oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
Construction Skills:Novice
Pilot Skills:Novice
Publisher:Aeromodeller magazine
Date:12/1943
Designer:R. V. Base
Restorer:algy2
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