Das Ugly Stick - Classic radio control sport model. This is the Ugly Stik as it first appeared in Grid Leaks magazine, May/June 1966.
Quote: "There are at least three versions of these plans. The first one I saw was when John Pond still had his plans service, and Phil Kraft drew a special edition for him, now available through AMA plans service. That version has the initial design of no dihedral or false ribs but included the built-up, sheeted tail surfaces. The Jensen kit version was changed a little for producing the kit of that name. That version has noticeable dihedral, false ribs at the leading edge and a solid sheet tail assembly. The version I sent you here is a copy of the original drawings as sold by the 'Grid Leaks' magazine and has no dihedral, no false ribs, but with the built-up and sheeted tail assembly ...The pictured airplane I built was from the Pond plans. For interested modelers, a US company named LazerWorks has a laser-cut kit that will neatly work with any of those three drawing versions. My example is per print except I used a K&B .45 Sportster instead of the VECO .45 called out on the plans, was covered in Coverite and Fabrikote, with Sig butyrate dope, instead of silk. A great flying airplane. I was told by Danny Lutz, who worked at Kraft Systems for quite a while, that Phil would usually use an Enya .60TV for power. If you use color on the thumbnails on your site, there will be those who say K&B never made a Greenhead .45 Sportster and they would be correct. I painted it as a fake VECO :)..."
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Update 27/11/2016: Added a supplement file of scanned original vellum drawing signed by George Walker. Thanks to George Walker, UStik.
Quote: - "Hello at Outerzone, and thank you so much for your great website! Now I would like to contribute something, but it should be clear that I don't want to adorn myself with borrowed plumes. The offer I can make is more or less on behalf of George A. Walker, who had the idea for Das Ugly Stik as we know it and even posed with his prototype on the Grid Leaks magazine's title page ...of course, George drew the plan published in Grid Leaks as well, but he has 'only' his original vellum, not the version formatted for print. Again, you have a really good scan at Outerzone (#5175), but his one has better contrast and detail (and more file size). So you could offer it as an alternative, even if only as curiosity for those who appreciate the (autographed) original. Furthermore, George sent me a (printed) copy of the May-June 1966 Grid Leaks issue with the article about Das Ugly Stik. I scanned it in high resolution because the font is rather small, and I scanned all pages, including title page and picture pages. You have only the text pages in lesser resolution, so this would be an enhancement and a completion ...I would really like to see these files offered at Outerzone. Kindest regards,"
Article pages, text and pics.
Alternate plan version: Original vellum drawing, signed by George Walker.
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