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Fridolf built by Rune Andersson at the Wentzel-competition 2008


This model was designed and built in less than a week for the 1943 Swedish-Finnish Internationals. The then 15 year old Rune Andersson had been nominated as part of the Swedish team, but his two S3 gliders had flown away in a competition the week before. The "Fridolf" was designed as a simply and sturdy model, something that proved advantageous in the windy weather at the competition. With two flights of 5:10 and 6:10 he won the competition outright.
Note that the model is equipped with an auto-rudder, something that was still a novelty at that time.

Model data

Name: Fridolf Alternative name:
Plan-ID (S-O L. numbering): Owner:
Designer: Rune "Bananen" Andersson Drawn by: Rune Anderssom
Year designed: 1943 Wingspan (mm): 1800
Category: Klass S3
Sources: Flyg 21/1943, Oldtimer 2/2003


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Changed date: 2017-06-24

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