Mercury IV

 

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Mercury IV  
by Mick Smith
from Aeromodeller
March 1953 
96in span
Tags: IC F/F R/C Cabin
all formers complete :)
got article :)


This plan was found online 30/01/2012 at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=11220682&postcount=8
Outerzone planID: oz2347 | Filesize: 1088KB | Format: • PDFbitmap • PDFvector • CADfile | Credit*: vintage1

   

About this Plan

Mercury Mk4 - by Mick Smith. 8ft span free flight power model, suitable for radio control. 1250 sq in area. Weight 80oz. Power 10-16cc motors. From Aeromodeller March 1953. The model dates from 1946, but the plan only appeared in Aeromodeller later, in 1953.

Update 01/11/2013: Added dwg CAD version of this plan, thanks to hogal.

Update 20/02/2017: added Colin Usher's construction notes, thanks to alcalaino.

Supplementary files

Item 1: Article pages, text and pics. Item 2: Alternate plan. This is a modern redrawn plan in PDFvector format, by hogal. Zipfile with 2 large sheets. Item 3: Construction notes.

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User comments

There's a useful page with notes on the Mercury design and links to more info at ColinUsher's site: http://www.colinusher.info/Model%20Aircraft/mercury.html
SteveWMD - 29/03/2014
Hi Mary, I have found the pictures of the Mercury IV, see attached [more pics 004-007]. There is one pic of the Mercury in flight as it was taking off, the others are in my back garden.
TerryBrown - 09/09/2016
Hello, I have the plan and a laser cut kit of parts for this model but was wondering if you had by any chance any building instructions for the lovely model.
JimHarris - 19/02/2017
We have the original magazine article, but it doesn't contain any building info. Can anyone help Jim?
Mary - 19/02/2017
I have attached a brief document by Colin Usher with a few building instructions [see supplementary 'Construction' file] found some time ago at wwww.colinusher.info (this link seems to be dead now). I hope Jim finds it useful.
alcalaino - 20/02/2017
Many thanks alcalaino :) Colin Usher's site seems to have disappeared. I have noticed that all our links to his site are broken. Does anyone know what has happened?
Mary - 20/02/2017
Pleased to say that I have downloaded the Construction notes for the Mercury, thank you again. I was wondering if to go with the plans there was a material list required to build this model otherwise I will have to get pencil and paper and a rubber to work it all out. Many thanks again for all of your help.
JimHarris - 24/02/2017
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