Stout 1937 Winner (oz10434)
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1937 Stout Trophy Winner. Rubber competition model.
Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.
Direct submission to Outerzone.
Update 28/7/2022: Added article, thanks to RFJ.
Quote: "The Stout Trophy Winner. By Roy E Stoner and Peter Stapilus. In collaboration with Gordon S Light.
Complete plans for reproducing the model that won the Stoat outdoor event with a flight of 12:52.2 - the 25th Air Trails championship model.
Careful refinement of every part has resulted in a reliable and dependable contest model. The 12:52.2 flight last July in Detroit proved the value of design changes which Stoner and Stapilus have been making in this model ever since its origin back in 1935.
Originally, the model had a straight wing, symmetrical stabilizer, and a motor stick. The changes they've made are obvious from the drawings and photos. But even further changes have been made since the model's winning flight last Year. Photo of the most recent Stoner-Stapilus model is included with the views of the winning model itself.
The plans and instructions describe the model flown by Stoner last July in Detroit.
Fuselage: The fuselage drawing is drawn to scale, the 1 in divisions are indicated around the outside margin. Dimensions not indicated can be scaled of the drawing.
The three views of the fuselage point out that the cross-sectional shape changes from a rectangle. to a triangle. The two bottom longerons fair into a single longeron about halfway back. 1/8 square hard balsa is used throughout the fuselage. The entire fuselage on the winning model was covered with 1/16 sheet balsa inlaid between the longerons and struts - flush with the outside edges. As a substitute, 1/32 sheet can be used to cover the outside of the fuselage. Apply it on the outside of the longerons and struts, bending it to the shape of the fuselage..."
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