SLINGSBY GULL 3: 1:3.25 scale

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SLINGSBY GULL 3: 1:3.25 scale

Post by chris williams » 05 Oct 2017, 12:45

Seems to be a bit of a Gull-fest going on at the moment! Having taken a shufti at Vince's excellent plan, I've decided that scaling it down and modifying to my preferred building methods would be more complicated than just starting from scratch, so that is what I'm doing. Many thanks to Vince, for letting me have the factory drawings. ;) ;)

Just like my Petrel, I'm going to build the fuselage with the half-shell method. This has the distinct advantage of being quicker due to removing the need for a jig and a load of jig supports, but suffers from the downside that you have to be a bit vigilant when it comes to keeping everything s-s-straight...

The model will be based on the replica Gull 3, purely because it has a wheel, which makes slope landing just that bit smoother...
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Re: SLINGSBY GULL 3: 1:3.25 scale

Post by Martynk » 05 Oct 2017, 15:05

Will follow this one with interest Chris..

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Re: SLINGSBY GULL 3: 1:3.25 scale

Post by RobbieB » 05 Oct 2017, 17:34

If anyone is interested I do have some hard copy photos of the replica Gull 3 taken during the build from way back when I was doing my Gull. I didn't do the replica, it was just out of interest that I went up to see it.

I could easily scan them and make them available.

Be aware, according to Mike Beach the restorer of the original Gull and also the syndicate builders of the replica, they are not the same sailplane.

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Re: SLINGSBY GULL 3: 1:3.25 scale

Post by chris williams » 05 Oct 2017, 19:32

ooooh, yes please, Robbie... :)

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Re: SLINGSBY GULL 3: 1:3.25 scale

Post by Barry_Cole » 05 Oct 2017, 20:24

I think there is one at Lasham, if so, I can get photos if required.

http://www.glidingheritage.org.uk/colle ... lands).pdf

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Re: SLINGSBY GULL 3: 1:3.25 scale

Post by chris williams » 05 Oct 2017, 21:37

Thanks BC, but I photographed that one about 25 years ago...!

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Re: SLINGSBY GULL 3: 1:3.25 scale

Post by Barry_Cole » 05 Oct 2017, 23:29

B+W then, we can do colour now....

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Re: SLINGSBY GULL 3: 1:3.25 scale

Post by RobbieB » 05 Oct 2017, 23:31

chris williams wrote:
05 Oct 2017, 19:32
ooooh, yes please, Robbie... :)
Now all I have to do is find them - it was 1987.

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Re: SLINGSBY GULL 3: 1:3.25 scale

Post by VinceC » 06 Oct 2017, 08:52

There is information and photos of the Gull on our website:
https://scalesoaring.co.uk/VINTAGE/Docu ... 2_Gull.htm

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Re: SLINGSBY GULL 3: 1:3.25 scale

Post by Cliff Evans » 06 Oct 2017, 09:30

The 1/3 scale plan drawn up by Vince and myself is available here: https://scalesoaring.co.uk/VINTAGE/Docu ... Plans.html

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