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Oct 19, 2007, 10:15 AM
Dave Appleton
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Slingsby T.53


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

cheers

Dave
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Oct 23, 2007, 01:41 PM
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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.

Cheers

Colin
Oct 25, 2007, 12:03 AM
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Traplet publications has a 74" span plan for less than $10.

papermache
Oct 25, 2007, 12:12 AM
that's gonna hurt...
RCM plan service has plans for one, think it is about 100"

Bruce
Oct 25, 2007, 10:16 AM
Dave Appleton
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

Dave
Oct 25, 2007, 04:16 PM
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IMO the T53 is ugly and lacking in character - an unusual combination. What makes this glider appealing to you Dave?

Regards,

Neil.
Oct 25, 2007, 05:56 PM
Dave Appleton
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!

cheers

Dave
Oct 27, 2007, 03:46 PM
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Thanks for your reply. I can understand your POV too. I hope you build a successful model.

Regards,

Neil.
Oct 27, 2007, 04:33 PM
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Ugly and lacking in character... you guys talkin' about me?

Jack
Oct 27, 2007, 06:41 PM
Dave Appleton
difficult to say Jack.....the picture in your profile is too far away, or is that for a reason!...lol

cheers

Dave
Sep 15, 2012, 03:37 PM
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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
Sep 16, 2012, 03:02 PM
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Ugly and lacking in character? Not this plane.....it's right pretty and is overflowing with character!


Sep 16, 2012, 03:51 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Neil Stainton
IMO the T53 is ugly and lacking in character - an unusual combination. What makes this glider appealing to you Dave?

Regards,

Neil.
Uuuummm. There are no words...
Sep 19, 2012, 02:57 AM
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You can download a free legitimate copy of Slingsby Sailplanes by Martin Simons from this link

http://www.lakesgc.co.uk/mainwebpage...Collection.htm
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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