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Matti Pyykkö holding Markku Tähkäpääs Lokki
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Matti launches Markku Tähkäpääs Lokki at the Swedish Oldtimer champs 2013
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Markku Tähkäpääs Lokki starting
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Lokki on the ground at the 2015 oldtimer champs


A beautiful but complicated glider of Finnish origin, designed by Simo Viljanen. In the inter Swedish-Finnish competition 1944, both Viljanen and Silmunen flew a Lokki (=Gull in Finnish). Viljanens model broke its fuselage in two after a bad landning, and the repair shortened the fuselage. Afterwards, he flew his model with a larger stabilizer to compensate.

Model data

Name: Lokki Alternative name:
Plan-ID (S-O L. numbering): Owner: SMOS
Designer: Simo Viljanen Drawn by: Markku Tähkäpää
Year designed: 1943 Wingspan (mm): 2500
Category: Klass S3
Sources: M. Tähkäpää, Oldtimer 2/2008


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Changed date: 2017-01-22

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