Airspeed Tern Short Kit & Plan
“Way back in 1993 I built my first ‘scratch build’ an Airspeed Tern model fro radio control, l chose this because firstly it was a British glider and there being not too many good British gliders around, but also it looked an uncomplicated project. A bonus for me to all this was our good friend and mentor, John Watkins (who had a lot of experience designing model gliders and sailplanes) put me in touch with a lovely gentleman whose father flew it way back in the 1930’s a man called Roger Reffel, and he kindly supplied me with some negatives and information for me to complete my build.
It proved to be a lovely model and flew really great; the only trouble was one day l hadn’t checked the batteries. Consequently, when it came down, the only bits l could find were the flying surfaces: the fuselage had smashed to pieces.
I have now built a new quarter scale `Tern’, with a dual battery arrangement”.
From the video you will see that this is a superb flyer which looks the part on the slope. It is a build that will suit all modellers.