Miss America oz10280


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Miss America - completed model photo

Submitted to Outerzone: 15/07/2018
Outerzone planID: oz10280 | Filesize: 1098KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: dfritzke


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Miss America. Radio control sport model. Wingspan 84 in.

The Miss America (oz5645) design was first published in 1936. This here is a later version, still at full size with 84 in span, but modified for R/C with 3 channels.

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oz10280 datafile

Miss America  
by Emil Agosta
from Scientific
84in span
Tags: IC R/C Cabin
all formers complete :)



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User comments

I built the Miss America last summer from the Emil Agosta plan as published in Model Aviation February 1978 (OZ plan 10280) [model photo & more pics 003-005]. This plan is an updated version showing the addition of radio control actuated surfaces and a bolt-on wing from the originally designed model by Mr. Frank Zaic and kitted by Scientific Model Aircraft Co. I modified slightly for a bolt-on stabilizer assembly and a pull - pull cable system on the rudder. Added 3/8" sheet filler in between the nose area sticks to add nose weight and to help soak up engine vibration. (No additional nose weight was needed to balance model). Moved the firewall back to suit the added length of the Saito 45 four stroke. The Saito 45 four stroke is plenty of power for sport flying. Covered with Solartex. Flies very well.
MikeFoster - 06/09/2018
I think there is an error around the tail wheel steering. See sketch [morepics 006] regards,
Karsten - 12/09/2018
Good point, I think you're right. They would both need to be on the same axis, vertically, for that to work.
SteveWMD - 12/09/2018
The tailwheel is ok as for the scheme, the out of axis position simply change the angle of steering. That it's not bad sometimes. Remember what happened with the rudder link yoke of old escapement rc systems. Moving up or down the the fork against the shaft you increased the rudder travel. In fact the author explained in the text that he modified the plan for a bolt-on tailplane and his device is correct. It's on axis on the plan for glued tailplane version.
Pit - 12/09/2018
To keep it simple and allow for easy detachment of the stab for transport, I did not fit a steerable tail wheel to my model. A quick blast of throttle with some rudder and a little down elevator steers it around on grass OK.
Mike Foister - 31/12/2018
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