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Northrop Gamma ( 37 in. / 94 cm )

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Northrop Gamma

Northrop Gamma

Type Model: Free-flight
Construction: stick & tissue
Wingspan:37 inches, low-wing, dihedral
Engine: single engine; Rubber Powered
Designer: not known
Magazine: N/A
Plan Language: French

This plan will give the experienced scratch builder a run for their money, for sure. I'm supposing that the original fuselage profile image was tinted and the scan made it appear black. Interesting but that doesn't take away the fact that the builder will make some educated assumptions. Particularly lacking is how to assemble the wing center section shown in the profile view in the bottom left corner of the plan's first pane and generally sketched out in the second pane.

I would discourage all but the advanced scratch builder from building from this plan. Too bad, the Gamma has a very interesting history. I encourage the curious to "Google" Northrop Gamma. The "Polar Star" is displayed at the National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC.

Link to this page: https://aerofred.com/details.php?image_id=83010

Details: Full Details
ID: 83010
File Size: 3.1 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Xperimental
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 37 in. / 94 cm
Weight:8 oz.
Listing Editor: kenb
Added: 01/04/2015 16:24
Updated: 17/03/16 09:43:48pm
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Hello, I'm Ken Barclay

Flew first powered model airplane: 1/2A CL - 1953
Competed in AMA sanctioned events: C/L Combat, C/L Scale 1955-1961
USAF - 1962 - 1968 RC-130, RB-50, C-47, C-54, CH-56, RC-135
1st R/C: Falcon 56 with HeathKit radio
Resumed R/C: 2008 - Prefer stand-off scale (semi-scale) model airplanes

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Plan ID:83010
Keywords:Northrop Gamma free-flight semi-scale experimental rubber powered
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Xperimental
Wingspan: 37 in. / 94 cm
Wingspan Class:75cm-To-100cm (30in-To-40in)
Wing Position:Low-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Eliptical
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Rubber-Band-Powered
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight:8 oz.
Weight Class:200g-To-300g (7.0oz-To-10.5oz)
Construction Skills:Advanced
Pilot Skills:Low-Intermediate
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