Gladan På svenska In English

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Gladan 447
Sven-Olov Lindén's Glada at the 2014 Swedish Oldtimer Champs
Gladan 451
John Hagedahl's Glada at the 1991 Wentzel Competition, Stockholm
Gladan 452
A Glada at the 1991 Wentzel Competition
Gladan 453
A Glada at the 1991 Wentzel Competition
Gladan 450
Ginger Sjöberg ready to start her Glada


A classic design by Sven Wentzel which can be said to mark the birth of modern model flying in Sweden. It wased based on the English design "Lincol", and showed some traits typical of many early Wentzel/Vingarna models: the wing and tail surfaces were built as flat "ladders", onto which the ribs were glued and formed to the wanted profile more or less free hand, symmetric stabilizer profile narrowing to a flat plate in the center.

Model data

Name: Gladan Alternative name:
Plan-ID (S-O L. numbering): A-6,A-138 Owner: SMOS
Designer: Sven Wentzel Drawn by:
Year designed: 1935 Wingspan (mm): 980
Category: Klass C
Sources: Wentzel


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Changed date: 2018-03-24

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