Esquire

 

Esquire - plan thumbnail image

Esquire - completed model photo more pics (2)

Esquire  
by Don Parsons
from Midwest
51in span
Tags: IC R/C Cabin Trainer
all formers complete :)


This plan was found online 17/04/2011 at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1265873&page=35
Outerzone planID: oz384 | Filesize: 856KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: DPlumpe

   

About this Plan

Esquire - 50.5in RC Sport .15, cabin taildragger, Don Parsons, Midwest kit. Shows single channel RC with escapement on rudder.

Update 03/04/2014: Have now split this plan into 2 sheets, for easier printing.

Corrections?

Did we get something wrong with this plan? That happens sometimes. Help us make a correction

 

User comments

Model Builder magazine did a brief re-introduction of the Esquire, back in the 1980s. The kit plan shows a template for an alternative tailplane incidence angle that they recommended for models using lighter (by 1960s standards) R/C gear. The author of the magazine article tried this and he said it resulted in little more than a shallow dive after launch. He recommended using the original wing and tail incidence, and also said that his model flew best with the CG at 33% back from the wing leading edge. The engine he used was an OS .10 FSR, and the radio was an Ace pulse-proportional unit. My suggestion? Do a few test glides over the the proverbial tall grass.
Moeregaard - 05/02/2013
Steve/Mary, you might want to add pictures of my Esquire to your wonderful collection [we did! - more pics 003, 004]. Hundreds if not thousands of people over here in the US learned to fly R/C with the Esquire. It made a great free flight with intermittent radio interference with our old single channel radio sets. The Esquire gained a new life in the late '60s and early '70s with the advent of digital proportional radios. Remove some of the incidence in the stabilizer and add elevator and you had one of the best trainers available. My latest model of the Esquire is about 10 years old and flown on both glow and electric. I am adding spoilers to the wing for something else to play with.
JimHales - 06/06/2017
Add a comment

 

Notes

* Credit field

The Credit field in the Outerzone database is designed to recognise and credit the hard work done in scanning and digitally cleaning these vintage and old timer model aircraft plans to get them into a usable format. Currently, it is also used to credit people simply for uploading the plan to a forum on the internet. Which is not quite the same thing. This will change soon. Probably.

Scaling

This model plan (like all plans on Outerzone) is supposedly scaled correctly and supposedly will print out nicely at the right size. But that doesn't always happen. If you are about to start building a model plane using this free plan, you are strongly advised to check the scaling very, very carefully before cutting any balsa wood.

 

Terms of Use

© Outerzone, 2011-2017.

All content is free to download for personal use.

For non-personal use and/or publication: plans, photos, excerpts, links etc may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Outerzone with appropriate and specific direction to the original content i.e. a direct hyperlink back to the Outerzone source page.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site's owner is strictly prohibited. If we discover that content is being stolen, we will consider filing a formal DMCA notice.