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Albatros Glider model airplane plan

Albatros Glider

Les Belle Maquettes's Albatros Glider

An old favourite of many sailplane pilots. I love this design. If someone is adventurous enough I'd like a translation of all the instructions on the plan which are in French. I will definitely make the changes to the plan and make a revision leaving the original intact.

This looks like my winter project :D Personally I'm going to convert it to RC. I'd suggest that if you want to layout the fuselage as shown, take a sheet of balsa and wrap it around rather than using several strips as shown. If you are thinking this would be a great idea to make it RC remember you will need to double up for control surfaces. You will have to learn to rebalance for CG and make the necessary adjustments for weight of the balsa,ply, servos, receiver, battery and nose weight. This would be an excellent project for those will smaller building spaces and those that are learning the craft of flight mechanics. Even though there are several updated Albatross glider kits, this one just has that special something.

A great build for every level but I would suggest the help of an experienced builder if you want it to fly! Also, the plan suggests making your own lead nose weight. Err on the side of caution when dealing with lead.

Another great feature of this plan is a second sheet of balsa layout cuts to maximize balsa usage.

For more information http://www.lfok.eu/index_an.htm HOBBY-FRANCE-MAQUETTE Catalogue. Nothing on this model but it may have some search capabilities to find whatever you're looking for.

*** The video shows how fast gliders can fly...RC version

***** The article shows the beautifully crafted wooden Albatross glider with some great photos.

Span 13.56 m./ 44.5 ft
Area 13.93 sq. m. / 150 sq.ft.
Aspect ratio 13.2
Empty weight . 136 kg. / 300lb
Payload 93 kg. / 205 lb
Gross weight 229 kg. / 505 lb
Wing loading 16.44 kg. / sq.m. / 3.3 lb. / sq. ft.
L/D max. 20
Min. sink 0.69 m/s / 2.25 fps
No. built 156 kits sold
Airfoil Go 535 (mod)

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ID: 79427
File Size: 1.0 MB
Type: Glider
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Not-Powered
Motor Size:Not-Powered 
Wingspan: 100cm-To-125cm (40in-To-50in)
Publisher: Les Belle Maquettes
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Designer: Claude Weber?
Date: 1960?
Weight Class:100g-To-200g (3.5oz-To-7.0oz)
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Added: 25/03/2015 13:27
Updated: 17/09/15 05:56:07pm
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Plan ID:79427
Keywords:upgrade lead cliff soaring
Model Type:Glider
Aircraft Use:Sport
Wingspan Class:100cm-To-125cm (40in-To-50in)
Wing Position:Mid-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Trap
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Skid
Motor Type:Not-Powered
Motor Size:Not-Powered 
Weight Class:100g-To-200g (3.5oz-To-7.0oz)
Construction Skills:High-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:Low-Intermediate
Publisher:Les Belle Maquettes
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Designer:Claude Weber?
First Scan:Jacques Lerat?
Category:PDF Bitmap Wood Plans from Magazines
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Date:25/03/2015 13:27
File size:1.0 MB
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Date:25/03/2015 13:27
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