Mead Primary Glider / Rhon Ranger
The “Rhon Ranger” is a type of primary glider (or Zogling variant), designed in Europe, for which plans were published in America in the 1930s. In America it is called the “Mead” primary glider after the Chicago firm that marketed Rhon Ranger kits and plans there.
The glider consists of a simple open wooden frame fuselage with doped fabric covered section at rear, fabric covered wooden framed wing of constant cord, fabric covered wooden framed tailplane, elevators and rudder.
The airframe, when assembled, is braced with tubular metal struts. In addition the wing root joint between the wings is covered by plywood panel fairings.
Wing span: 9.8 m