Friend Ship I

 

Friend Ship I - plan thumbnail image

Friend Ship I - completed model photo more pics (2)

Friend Ship I  
by Don Gutridge
from American Aircraft Modeler
May 1973 
62in span
Tags: IC R/C LowWing
all formers complete :)
got article :)


Submitted to Outerzone: 06/07/2017
Outerzone planID: oz8937 | Filesize: 500KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: Circlip, RFJ

   

About this Plan

Friend Ship I - Radio control pattern plane for .61 power. Uses ready-made Glaskin foam wing.

Quote: - "Friend Ship I has been created as a result of a casual conversation, and a desire to build an aerobatic aircraft that looks realistic, rather than like some kind of jet with a prop on the nose. I was discussing aircraft design at the '71 Internals with Bob Smith, Chuck Smith and Terry Prather, when the feasibility of utilizing Bob's Miss B.S. for pattern was mentioned which immediately lit a fire under me. The sleek, lean, clean lines of Bob's racer make it look like it is doing 150 mph when it is sitting on the ground, and this type of model generates intense excitement in all who view it.
The goals established for this design are necessarily tough, because the competition in pattern today demands perfection. Competition reliability and perfection have been built in from the outset by using only the best equipment available. Access to every vital component is provided through purely logical placement (and lack of room to put it anywhere else), ensuring precise contest trim.
Aerodynamics plays an important role in providing this aircraft with the ability to achieve flying perfection. A feeling of freedom and absolutely precise control overcomes the flier as soon as she takes to the air. Total penetration ensures that windy flying is no longer a problem, and corrections during a maneuver are extremely rare.
Though not difficult, this subject is designed for the experienced builder, so construction notes will be primarily restricted to features unique to this design..."

Friend Ship, American Aircraft Modeler, May 1973.


Direct submission to Outerzone.

Supplementary files

Article pages, thanks to RFJ.

Corrections?

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

 

User comments

No comments yet for this plan. Got something to say about this one? Click here to 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.