Slingsby Sailplanes (RCL#2603)
"In 1982 it was announced that Slingsby was ceasing all glider production. It was not surprising news, although it was very sad."
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Airlife Publishing Ltd, Shrewsbury
Book, 260 pages
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Slingsby Sailplanes: A Comprehensive History of All Designs
"This book describes Slingsby sailplanes and gliders from the British Falcon of 1931 to the last motorless aircraft produced - the Vega. Each type is illustrated with an accurate full page, three-view drawing, with photographs and text outlining the background to the design. The drawings are based on the original workshop plans."
Second World War 1939-45
The laminar boundary layer
Wood, metal or glass? 1965-69
The end of sailplane production
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User comments:Thank you Daithi, I had missed this book early on. I have Simon's Aerodynamics of the Aircraft Model in my shelves and after all these years it still is a reference. I mean, in paper and two different editions :-) This one will be a valued addition to my e-library! My first flying (of sorts) model was a Veron Slingsby Prefect so I have a cdrect interest in this book.
MiguelMorao - 17/10/2019
I had the Keil Kraft one back then which used the full title of 'Kirby Prefect' (that was the 'official' name but, like most, in real life it was shortened). I never got to fly in one (I did train on the T 21 2 seater, aka 'The Barge', with the RAFGSA at RAF Marham, but got a medical discharge before I soloed). Mark you, the Tech Squadron W/O never approved - I did apply one time for an 'air experience flight' and got told "The Air Force has spent thousands training you to maintain radar - and it's too risky letting you go up in an aircraft".
Daithi - 18/10/2019
Fine story, Daithi. Considering my abilities, in my case I would be grateful to that T/O for providing the perfect excuse :-)
MiguelMorao - 20/10/2019
Hi Daithi, I stumbled upon this with a bit more on the Slingsbys, and the other link is something that left me breathless due to the quality and sheer beauty of the artwork. I may sound exaggerated but no, I mean it literally! Here they go: https://cevans.me/VINTAGE/Documentation/Slingsby/SlingsbyHistory.html, https://cevans.me/VINTAGE/3-views/3-views1.html Cheers!
MiguelMorao - 07/02/2020
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