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Glider Display Sheets

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  Glider Display Sheets have produced by Australian Gliding Museum Archivist, Bernard Duckworth.  These sheets are a valuable resource and have bee [ ... ]


T31b “TANDEM TUTOR”

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  Drawing by Martin Simons     T31b “TANDEM TUTOR” VH-GDB - Glider Display Sheet The picture was taken immediatly af [ ... ]


Northrop Primary

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Drawing by Martin Simons NORTHROP PRIMARY(ZOGLING) Donated by: Country of Origin - Design: Germany Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australi [ ... ]


ES 50 “CLUB TWO SEATER”

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Drawing by Martin Simons ES50 CLUB “TWO-SEATER” Donated by:  Bill Riley Country of Origin - Design: Australia Country of Origin - Manu [ ... ]


Lessing Glider

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THE LESSING GLIDER Donated by: Bill Riley Country of Origin - Design: Australia Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australia Designer: Kurt Lessing  [ ... ]


Flying Plank

FLYING PLANK Donated by: Phyllis Cameron estate Country of Origin - Design: USA Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australia Designer: Al Backstrom  [ ... ]


LO 150

LO 150 VH-GUC Donated by: Warren Mayfield Country of Origin - Design: Germany Country of Origin - Manufacture:Germany Designer: A. Vogt Constru [ ... ]


Coogee

COOGEE VH-GFD Donated by: C. Curtis/G. Downs estate. Country of Origin - Design: Australia Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australia Designer:  [ ... ]


Skylark 4

SKYLARK 4 Donated by: Jenny Dutton Country of Origin - Design: England Country of Origin - Manufacture: England Designer: Slingsby staff Constr [ ... ]


Schweizer TG3a

SCHWEIZER TG3a VH GDL Donated by: Bill Riley Country of Origin - Design: USA Country of Origin - Manufacture: USA Designer: Schweizer Bros. Cons [ ... ]


Schreder HP-14T

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Drawing by Martin Simons HP 14T VH-GIB Donated by: Warren Mayfield Country of Origin - Design: Design: USA Country of Origin - Manufacture: [ ... ]


Hutter H17

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HUTTER H17 VH-GQM Donated by:  Bill Riley Country of Origin - Design: Germany Country of Origin - Manufacture:Australia Designer: Ulrich H [ ... ]


Rhon Ranger

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RHÖN RANGER
Donated by: Country of Origin - Design: Germany Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australia Designer: Not known Constructor: Hain (J [ ... ]


Olympia

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Drawing by Martin Simons OLYMPIA VH-GHR Donated by: Bill Riley Country of Origin - Design: Germany Country of Origin - Manufacture: England  [ ... ]


Slingsby T35 Austral

T35 AUSTRAL VH-GFX Donated by: Bill Riley Country of Origin - Design: England Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australia Designer: Slingsby staff  [ ... ]


Northrop Primary PDF Print E-mail

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Drawing by Martin Simons

NORTHROP PRIMARY(ZOGLING)

Donated by:

Country of Origin - Design: Germany

Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australia

Designer: Lippisch/Stamer

Constructor: Davies/Darbyshire/Feil

Year of Manufacture: 1969/74

The Northrop Primary is a copy of the original German Zogling(Pupil) dating back to 1926. We do not know who the American Northrop was (Not related to J. Northrop who started a large Aircraft Company in USA).

This example started off s a hobby project of Ken Davies (Gliding Club of Victoria) who saw that all the primaries which he had learnt on were fast disappearing. You can see from the picture and drawing that you sat on it rather than in it!

Thousands of Primaries were built all over the world starting with the Grunau 9 by Edmund Schneider. The Zogling was copied and modified by many. In Britain Slingsby got started with a copy called the "Dagling"

Primary

Alan Patching seated, Dave Darbishire standing.