The Airspeed ’TERN’
A 1:4 scale model by John Slater
“Way back in 1993 I built my first `scratch build ‘ an Airspeed Tern, 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 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.
A few photos from the Build
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