Leipzigger

 

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Leipzigger  
by Ole Steen Hansen
from Radio Modeller
September 1991 
55in span
Tags: IC R/C Cabin
all formers complete :)
got article :)


Submitted to Outerzone: 22/05/2017
Outerzone planID: oz8767 | Filesize: 451KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: Circlip, RFJ

   

About this Plan

Leipzigger - Radio control sport model, with vintage styling. 55in wingspan for OS 10 FP.

Quote: - "Leipziger was actually designed as an R/C test-bed for Litespan, which I had already tried on the free-flight Keilkraft Soarer-baby (oz1322). The basic idea was to take advantage of the low weight of Litespan by creating a light, vintage-style model, but with some departures from true Vintage. First of all, it should have a decent length nose - the beauty of own-designing being that you don't have to stick to those awfully short ones on the true vintage designs (the trouble on the other hand being, of course, that you won't end up with a Vintage model!). Second, it should have a reasonably strong wing, so that you should be able to throw it around a bit, if an aerobatic bug suddenly bites you! Leipziger, however, still is basically a Vintage-style model designed for Vintage-style flying. So if you are really looking for something aerobatic, you're better off looking somewhere else!
No big surprises here, if you know a bit about Vintage construction. 'Leipziger' owes a lot to the Red Zephyr (oz2749) my first vintage model, which a couple of years back opened up a whole new (old?) world to me. You don't need all that heavy wood to keep the covering in shape! In fact you don't need much wood at all! So by reinventing this sort of construction, you'll end up producing not only lighter more crash-resistant airframes, but cheaper ones as well..."

Leipzigger, Radio Modeller, September 1991.

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User comments

Hi Steve - nice to see the Leipzigger plan has been added to your collection. I built this model in 1993 and it was a lovely stable flyer with an OS10 engine. It was so stable I took my BMFA 'A' test with it. In the pic [more pics 004] it's covered in Litespan which was great until I skimmed the top of a thorn bush while landing and it looked like a lion had been at it! I replaced the Litespan with heavier Solartex and it flew just as well. The model met its demise when I launched with the rudder servo reversed by accident. Will add the plan to my 'build as electric' list for the future. (Photo isn't too clear, just had cheap camera at the time.)
SteveS - 30/05/2017
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