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Replica 1929 Primary Glider Plans

Updated 07-18-2013

Replica 1929 Primary Glider Specs:

Wing Span > 32 ft.
Chord > 60 in.
Wing Area > 157 sq. ft.
Length (inc. rudder) > 17 ft. 8 in.
Take off Speed > 15 to 20 mph
Top Speed > 30 mph
Weight (empty) (wood construction) > Approx. 175 lbs.

Fuselage Steel Tube Conversion available.

Materials are now available from Wicks Aircraft Supply Co.!  www.wicksaircraft.com 


  • All Wood/Fabric Construction with minimum welding for fittings and control system
  • Easily disassembled for moving on trailer or auto roof rack
  • Downhill flyer or tow by auto
  • Much safer than hang gliders or ultralights
  • Excellent project for school or clubs
  • Plans Set consists of 2 highly-detailed 24" by 36" sheets, Materials Sheet and Safety Tips

Pricing:  Note as of July 18, 2013, I have changed the method in which postage is charged for international packages prompted by increased postage rates by the US Postal Service. 

Inside the US $50.00 ($40.00 + $10.00 Postage).  Payment by U.S. Postal Money Order or PayPal ($2.50 service fee added).  

Outside the US $40.00.  Postage must be calculated as rates vary greatly.  Postage can run between $15.00 to $25.00 for USPS Priority Mail.  Payment by U.S. Bank Money Order or Bank Certified Check drawn on a U.S. Bank or via PayPal ($2.50 service fee added).


Photos below from Eric Smith - added 06-09-10

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