Swinger Catapult Glider

from Meccano Magazine February 1968
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modified for swing-wing launch - required: tiny rotary timer, launch pins and string. Stab modified aka F-111
     
Wing forward - glide mode one wing in launch mode, showing launch pins Holding launch pins - ready for launch
     
bottom view - holding launch pins penny taped for temp ballast, flight testing DT thread through a hook eye - hooked onto each end of the Launch Pins - then connects to a button timer in the nose.
     
re-enforce the pivot hole top/bottom with fiberglass Don't glue in the pivot pin - allows interchangeable wings Pivot hole repaired about to be glassed
     
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click on above to see the timer work Hobby Specialties Tiny Rotary Timer cutout for timer
     
hole drilled and pin glued in added an aluminum tube cut and split this position is about 2 seconds
     
thread never gets jammed between gear and back-plate    
     
new fishing line system 1/16 tube, split and wrapped around the timer new improved position for rubber band
     
  Stab modified aka F-111 Swept Back for launch
     
     
     
     
     
click on photo for larger image If you build this plane, contact me and I'll get you up-to-date on all my modifications and improvements.

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