Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Vernon Oldershaw’s motorglider features a retractable power plant that can be used for takeoff and climb to soaring altitude. A 31-hp Yamaha snowmobile two stroke flat-twin engine drives a wooden pusher propeller and feeds from a N-gallon fuel supply. The shoulder-type wings are built with a spruce spar, plywood ribs, and plywood skin; the wing does feature ailerons and airbrakes. The fuselage is all-wood except for fiberglass skin from the nose back to the wing.


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