Heinrich Stork/F3J, StorkII/F3J (available soon)
Airfoil Wing length
Wing span
Wing area
Wing loading
3 pieces
Wing Type
Wing area
etc. Total weight
Radio gear
6 Servos, 7 Channels over
Fuselage Length
The wing of Stork sits on a pylon type mount which gives it good ground clearance when flaps are down for landing. Though Stork has such a long wing as 3.4m, total weight amounts to only 2.2kg. It seems that very skinny fuselage makes Stork lighter. But it is not the reason. The Stork, unlike many molded planes, is not overly heavy and one of ways it achieves this is to strike an excellent balance between surface finish gloss and functionality; i.e. it has not sprayed with masses of paint/gellcoat to get that deep gloss finish that looks great but often very heavy. The Stork, is this design going to become a classic?
Stork II/F3J will soon be available. Airfoil is HN-354. It became a little smaller than classic Stork.
Heinrich Co.
Sork Stork II Drawing
StorkII :Tun Modellbau: StorkII/ 1290CHF
Stork: Northern East Sailplane
750USD (excluding shipment and tax)
Terry Stucky(UK): 450 BPD terry@stuckey.clara.net
Mr. Gucchi
Stork Flight
Mr. Gucci (see Colin's comment)
Radio gear

There are more comments on Stork by Colin Paddon Quoted from QFI38
The wing is enough paint to give it a slight sheen almost as if it has been carefully airbrushed all over, but no more. The wing joiners are rectangular shaped solid carbon fiber bars that are very good fit in the wings without being too tight a fit. Three kinds of wing joiners are available to give different dihedral to assist its turning stability. But the joiner supplied as standard might be enough.(Quoted from QFI38, Colin Paddon)
The Stork has quite a long nose and looks as if it would need hardly any weight to balance it. However 5 ounce lead must be added to the nose to get CG balance point as specified in the instruction. The fuselage is very skinny in which the servos, receiver and buttery fills the room in the nose completely. The ballast are breached loaded, into a recess in the fuselage which in uncovered when the nose cone is removed. The pushrods are preinstalled with stainless steel tube running in the plastic outers.
A new set of instructions had been issued since he had picked up his Stork, which now recommended a C of G and towhook position some 10mm in front of the original instructions to better reflect "UK weather condition
" (Quoted from QFI38, Colin paddon)
The maiden flight of Stork by Colin paddon lasted only 12 senconds. There was the type of silence from his colleagues that one finds disconcerting. It was not until he had reassembled the model that the true cause for the incident came to light. When he had picked up the Stork from Terry, he had passed on all the required bolts. Under the closer examination, the main wing fixing bolt he had used was too short by some 5mm, which was the same length as that of tailplane. It was the reason of the downfall of his Stork. After changing bolts for fixing main wing, he assembled the some of the original crew at the first fateful attempt. Andrew saw fit to arrive wearing his latest Gucci suit and posy sunglasses. This caused instant curiosity with para gliding pilots and the public at large. When they arrived the airfield, there was absolutely zero wind. They decided anyway to lauch the Stork as it would be easy to do circuit and still get back easy. Mr. Gucci gave it his best effort and the Stork slid effortlessly out from the hill. Twenty five minutes later he was still flying, what on, who knows, it was so efficient it was unnerving. The one good thing about there not being any wind is that you can get to really feel out the control as if it were thermal flat field flying and that's exactly what he did. This session only spurred him to wanting to try the Stork in the environment for which it was designed, serious thermal soaring.
Next day, he went to the slope. It really was windy, and believes him no need for a pulley launch. Further flights confirmed that control/stability on the line was excellent, once the wings were properly secured to the fuselage! With the wings relaxed a little, it scoots along and penetrates surprisingly well for a plane with a SD7037 wing section. The plan of the Stork is available in this page for sure.