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#1 Fire42 Oct 19, 2007 10:15 AM

Slingsby T.53
Hi Guys
Anyone got a good 3 view of the T.53b sailplane??....maybe sections too



#2 Colin Davis Oct 23, 2007 01:41 PM

The best 3 view of the T53 is in Martin Simons book titled Sailplanes 1965 -2000, perhaps you could order a copy from your local library.

I have the original sales brochure produced for the A.T.C. I could scan this for you if you are interested.



#3 papermache Oct 25, 2007 12:03 AM

Traplet publications has a 74" span plan for less than $10.


#4 blewis01 Oct 25, 2007 12:12 AM

RCM plan service has plans for one, think it is about 100"


#5 Fire42 Oct 25, 2007 10:16 AM

Thanks guys
I ordered said plans, so will have decent size plan to work from....Colin, yeah that'd be fantastic, any additional documents would be a great help if you dont mind. Lookin at about 4-4.5M span, so not a small model

thanks fellas


#6 Neil Stainton Oct 25, 2007 04:16 PM

IMO the T53 is ugly and lacking in character - an unusual combination. What makes this glider appealing to you Dave?



#7 Fire42 Oct 25, 2007 05:56 PM

Hi Neil
i guess coz its easy to make, and that its under-modelled from what i can see, plus its ugly and lacking in character.....or maybe that makes it a design classic. I can see your point though all that aside. Probably not justification enough for you, but hey thats what's great about the hobby!



#8 Neil Stainton Oct 27, 2007 03:46 PM

Thanks for your reply. I can understand your POV too. I hope you build a successful model.



#9 schrederman Oct 27, 2007 04:33 PM

Ugly and lacking in character... you guys talkin' about me? :D


#10 Fire42 Oct 27, 2007 06:41 PM

difficult to say Jack.....the picture in your profile is too far away, or is that for a reason!...lol



#11 karel zuska Sep 15, 2012 03:37 PM

Hi Dave, still looking for the T53 plan? Can send You one T53 Slingsby - balsa /plywood construction 3m span. I am building one, but enlarger to 4m.

Cheers, Karel

#12 SZD16 Sep 16, 2012 03:02 PM

Ugly and lacking in character? Not this plane.....it's right pretty and is overflowing with character!


#13 SPasierb Sep 16, 2012 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Neil Stainton (Post 8427321)
IMO the T53 is ugly and lacking in character - an unusual combination. What makes this glider appealing to you Dave?



Uuuummm. There are no words...

#14 VincentC Sep 19, 2012 02:57 AM

You can download a free legitimate copy of Slingsby Sailplanes by Martin Simons from this link


#15 karel zuska Oct 10, 2012 04:28 PM

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Hi there, some pics of my semi scale T53BSlingsby. Started the wings today...

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