Dornier 27. Rubber scale model. Plan also shows Cox Pee-Wee conversion.
Quote: "Dornier Do 27 by D Garrett
It is a long time indeed since Aeromodeller featured a plan for a rubber powered scale model. Actually the demand for such a model is limited with so many excellent small (.3 - .75 cc) engines readily available, but enthusiasts for this type are usually painstaking modellers who take a great pride in the precise workmanship which goes into their models. David Garrett's little Dornier 27 will, we feel, fulfil such an enthusiast's requirements. It is not complicated, but the less experienced would need to have constructed at least two previous models to competently execute the Dornier's fuselage.
The full size Dornier Do 27 is a STOL Multi-Purpose high wing monoplane seating 6 to 8 persons. It uses a 270 H.P. Lycoming engine and Hartzell constant speed propeller. The wing incorporates a full span leading edge slat, the full span landing flaps and ailerons are double-slotted for excellent slow flying characteristics and outstanding abilities for short take-off and landing (STOL), making the aircraft particularly adaptable for operation from the smallest of landing strips. Add to this the possible use of the Do 27 for Cargo Transport, Aerial Advertising, Crop Spraying, Aerial Photography, Ambulance and Rescue Work, Glider Towing, and Shorthaul Traffic, one begins to understand the potential of this aircraft. It is the only one of our acquaintance that has the airspeed indicator reading to minus figures!
Start construction with the wing, built in three pieces - left and right panels and centre section. Of these the left and right panels are built first. Notch the 1/8 x 1/2 inch trailing edge, pin down over the plan and pack up to meet the section. Pin down the 1/8 x 3/8 inch mainspar over the plan and cement the wing ribs in position, followed by 1/16 x 1/8 upper surface spar. Wing tip will depend on the section preferred..."
Dornier 27, Aeromodeller, August 1961.
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