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Yard Bird ( 16 in. / 40.6 cm )

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Yard Bird

Yard Bird

This plan of Gillespie's Yard Bird has a notation that this might have been published in Model Airplane News magazine in May 1954. I've attached a 16 second video from YouTube entitled "Yard Bird by Sherman Gillespie- Rubber model flight 20_12_2015" to demonstrate that the model built from these plans can actually fly. The background noise is obviously city traffic not the rubber band powered Yard Bird!

The completed model will have a wingspan of 16 inches the length of 11 1/2 inches built from readily available balsa sticks of several sizes. The plan is basically complete but doesn't have detail on a freewheeling propeller nor instructions about building are obtaining the propeller.

Paul K Guillow, Inc has spare parts for rubber powered model airplanes. There are probably other sources as well Guillow's was the first source that I thought of.

Link to this page: https://aerofred.com/details.php?image_id=94719

Sources: http://www.guillow.com/baggedguillowparts.aspx
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ID: 94719
File Size: 323.1 KB
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Thermal
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 16 in. / 40.6 cm
Weight:15 Grams
Listing Editor: kenb
Added: 09/01/2016 03:44
Updated: 18/01/16 01:14:04am
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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:94719
Keywords:Yard bird Sherman Gillespie rubber powered
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Thermal
Wingspan: 16 in. / 40.6 cm
Wingspan Class:Less-Than-50cm (20in)
Wing Position:High-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Rect
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Rubber-Band-Powered
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight:15 Grams
Weight Class:Less-Than-50g (1.75oz)
Construction Skills:Beginner
Pilot Skills:Beginner
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Questions or comments about the Yard Bird? Your comments may help others to build this model...

Thanks! AeroFredUneditedPlans on 15/01/2016 21:37
Hello Maciej, Thank you for posting the link to your model. If you have more please post!

Thank you, Maciej kenb on 15/01/2016 23:39
I'm confused that you say that this is "your airplane", Maciej. I'm led to believe that Sherman Gillespie's "Yard Bird" was published in Model Airplane News magazine in May 1954. Please see URL oaklandclouddusters.org

I sincerely hope that I have not incorrectly attributed the designer. Could you please enlighten me? I apologize in advance if I have erred and would like to correct my edit as necessary.

Yard Bird AeroFredUneditedPlans on 16/01/2016 12:23
Quote from: kenb at 15/01/2016 23:39
I'm confused that you say that this is...

He is showing plane he made from this plan :)
Yard Bird AeroFredUneditedPlans on 18/01/2016 01:18
I´ve used your info on model weight to correct the weight on this model. Thanks for commenting,

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