Cessna 170 (oz10372)
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Cessna 170. Two-in-one Radio Control and Free flight Superscale. Scale model for R/C or free flight. Wingspan 36in, wing area 175 sq in. For .020 - .074 engines.
Quote: "This Jetco model is an authentic replica of the graceful four-place Cessna 170, several thousand of which are still flying in the USA, Canada and South America. Chances are that your local airport has at least one example of the full size plane available, from which you may obtain additional information on the cabin interior and any special details you may wish to add. Our thanks are due to the Cessna Aircraft Company of Wichita, Kansas, for supplying factory plans, detailed specifications and photos of the '170'.
The model has already won many scale events, including the USAF Contest it Germany. Noteworthy features are the aluminum landing gear, detachable flying surfaces and wing struts. The long moment arm and generous tail surfaces are ideal for radio control (.049 -.074 engines) and free flight (.020 .049 engines). The adjoining construction construction photos are of the first prototype model, which differs from the final kit design, in that the latter features such flight tested inprovements as sheeted wing leading edge, more stab ribs, tougher fuselage structure and a plastic cowl.
The K&B Allyn Sky Fury .040, .049 Deluxe and .078 engines are particularly recommended - the .049 Deluxe being featured on the plans. The Cox .020 Pee Wee has plenty of power for a lightweight (clear doped) free flight version. One of the prototype models was fitted with a side mounted Allbon Dart diesel (.32 cc), which is the standard powerplant for the Brithish version of this Cessna 170 (oz88) kit, manufactured in that country by Keil Kraft Kits. In all cases, offset ongine bearers automatically give 2° left side-thrust.
As is usual with kits of this type, items such as engine, propeller, wheels, dope etc, are not included. Extra Items required are noted on Plan B (at top center) and..."
Planfile includes an extra sheet which has been enlarged to full-size, showing fuselage formers and cross sections.
Note this plan does not include all wing ribs. Only rib W2 is shown. Suggest builders refer to the Keil Kraft version of the 36in Bill Dean Cessna 170 (oz88) plan, which has a supplement printwood scan file, showing all wing ribs. Note there will be a minor difference in that the Jetco kit used a sheeted section at the wing leading edge - see quoted text above.
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