The Aeropiccola ‘Albatross’.

La Dolce Vita

I dream of living in a place where olives and lemons grow.

Riva (credit: Riva Yachts) | Vespa (credit: Ante Hamersmit/Unsplash) | Ferrari (credit: Jebulon/Wikimedia)
Gruppo Falchi members who participated in the club build of the Aeropiccola Albatross. Paolo Rossi is pictured top left. (credit: Paolo Rossi)
The original article on the Albatross from 1950.
The Albatross in various stages of construction. (credit: Paolo Rossi)
The original Albatross plans from Aeropiccola on the left, and the beautiful new drawings by Roberto Viti from which a DXF can be generated for laser cutting of the parts.


  • Gruppo Falchi — The page which has all of the information for the Albatross design featured in this article.
  • Albatross Maiden Flight — A short video compilation of the first flight of Paolo Rossi’s Albatross.



RC Soaring Digest (RCSD) is a reader-written monthly publication for the RC sailplane enthusiast and has been published since 1984.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store