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Two Jasco Floater Plans Zaic's Articles For His 72" Tow-Line Model Sailplanes

Item Condition: New
Listed in: Toys & Hobbies > Radio Control & Control Line > Control Line & Free Flight

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Seller: hollans (5361 )
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Location:Birmingham, Alabama, US
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eBay Item No.: 223533538839
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Brand : Jetco  
Description* :
I am not selling a kit, only two new, full-size kit plans to build both jasco 72" span floater tow-line gliders. I put a power pod on mine and installed single channel rc. Great fun! Jasco's frank zaic design of the floater was a most popular tow-line glider kits of all time back in the 1940s. Frank always included all of the parts patterns on his 1940s magnificent plans. The fuselage is a box of balsa sticks and did not use bulkheads, just cross braces. The rudder and stab have no fancy parts patterns that aren't shown on the plan. And the wing ribs are clearly outlined in the upper left corner of the 1940s plan. But to build this simple, great old-time, tow-line glider you need to know how to build a model from scratch. The floater was my first really successful free flight. It has a 72" span and has a high angle of incidence for the wing. It wasn't too fussy on a tow line and a boy could fly it for hours (unless it caught a thermal and flew out of sight.) It is such a stable glider that frank zaic said it could carry a 14 ounce payload. So i put in an escapement and single channel rc receiver and did my first rc flying with it. Eventually, i added an .049 engine to my floater for powered rc flights. I still have the silk covered wing and stabilizer from nearly 60 years ago! They really do last forever when silked. One photo i have posted is cal smith's old explanation of how to cover and finish a floater using silkspan tissue. That will work but we found holes punched in the tissue during landings in grass. So i preferred to cover with silk or rayon though it did add some weight. Well, later on, jasco produced another floater kit as well. It has a different shape to the stabilizer and the rudder---as did all of the later jetco kits (when they replaced the earlier jasco kits.) They did not draw the wing rib patterns on the later plan. Some may like the later design and will use the wing rib outlines from the earlier plan.My yellow kit label picture is from the later... Read More

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