Model Gliders Under Development
These are the model sailplanes & gliders currently under development.
The first model build is now well under way This iconic glider is going to be a great addition to the range. Currently being built by Barry Atkinson of Sarik Hobbies.
New ASK-7 at 1/3 scale is now in the paint shop. It’s been very difficult choosing a colour scheme for this wonderful sailplane. Should not be long.
Slingsby T13 Petrel
The Petrel will be 1/3 scale, and both fixed tail plane and all moving tail plane will be supplied on the plan along with three canopy types. At 1/3 scale the wing span will be 5.78 Mtrs.
This sailplane was designed in the late 90s by Jim Marske and John Roncz. There was a breakdown in relations between the American design group and the Lithuanian manufacturer so production was stopped after 27 had been made.
The Shorts Nimbus was a British two-seat glider trainer designed in 1947 by members of the Short Brothers design office, who had recently formed the Rochester Gliding Club.
Jilles was so taken with this Gglider that he decided to build it himself. As soon as this build starts, we will put links up for it.
SG38 Primary Glider
The latest plan from Jilles Smits. Plan now in and waiting for first build.
The build is about to be started. Peter Balcombe a builder of note is statring this build very shortly. Part are all cut, wood is ordered, as soon as it arrives, hopefully by the end of week commencing 15th October 2018. A build thread will be announced as soon as it is started.