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GP-Special ( 74 in. / 188 cm )


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GP-Special

GP-Special

The GP-Special is a classic cabin-fuselage free flight design of the 1930s, designed by Sweden's Sven Truedsson for the GP spark ignition motor.
The model spans 74" in its original form and could be scaled to a smaller size for ease of building and portability. It would be suitable for Old Timer events by the Society of Antique Modelers (SAM), either free flight or r/c assist.

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Details: Full Details
ID: 97953
File Size: 618.4 KB
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Gas-Powered
Motor Size:0.15-To-0.20-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 74 in. / 188 cm
Designer: Sven Truedsson
Date: 01/1939
Weight Class:500g-To-1000g (17.6oz-To-35.2oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
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Added: 13/01/2017 16:14
Updated: 20/01/18 04:22:43pm
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Plan ID:97953
Keywords:GP Special Truedsson Sweden free flight cabin Old Timer Society of Antique Modelers SAM
Class:Free-Flight
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Sport
Wingspan: 74 in. / 188 cm
Wingspan Class:160cm-To-200cm (63in-To-79in)
Wing Position:High-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Rect
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Gas-Powered
Motor Size:0.15-To-0.20-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight Class:500g-To-1000g (17.6oz-To-35.2oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
Construction Skills:Novice
Pilot Skills:Novice
Date:01/1939
Designer:Sven Truedsson
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Category:PDF Bitmap Wood Plans from American Companies
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Date:13/01/2017 16:14
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File size:618.4 KB

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