Casper (oz10461)

 

Casper (oz10461) by Adrian and Hugh Kingsford from Radio Modeller 1991 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Casper. Radio control sport parasol model, for .30 to .40 power.

Quote: "A classic 76 inch span sports beauty, by Adrian and Hugh Kingsford.

My Dad and I have always enjoyed designing, building and flying model aircraft - not only sports types but more notably aerial photographic models. When it came to 'Casper' the objective was to come up with something that not only performed well, had pleasing lines but was also fairly straightforward to construct! We began preparatory sketches for this high wing strut layout in 1985 and, along with a couple of other models, finished the layout in 1987!

Designing other models helped us to come to a much clearer understanding of the constructional requirements and materials needed for this modest sized sports model. Casper has been put together with a degree of portability in mind, therefore a detachable tail, undercarriage and a simple one-piece wing have been incorporated.

Fuselage. Construction is mostly straightforward, however, the strut assembly and wing alignment will require careful attention. Start by making the two rear sides from 1/4in sq hard balsa spars, from F3 to the tail - don't attach these to F3 yet. Make sure that the top 1/4in sq balsa longerons continue forward far enough and allow a little extra for the curve. Leave these unglued to F1 and F2 at this stage.

Next mark out and drill holes in F3 for the supporting struts, the two rear sides can now be assembled to F3 using the top plan view as a guide. The rear cockpit former S1 is next followed by all bottom 1/4in sq. spar supports, 52, S3, S4 and F4. Keep a close eye on the alignment of all the formers for the final strut positions (and therefore wing setting) depend on yourbuiding expertise..."

Casper, Radio Modeller, August 1991.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Supplementary file notes

Article pages, thanks to RFJ.

Corrections?

Did we get something wrong with these details about this plan (especially the datafile)? That happens sometimes. You can help us fix it.
Add a correction

Casper (oz10461) by Adrian and Hugh Kingsford from Radio Modeller 1991 - model pic

Datafile:

Casper (oz10461) by Adrian and Hugh Kingsford from Radio Modeller 1991 - pic 003.jpg
003.jpg
Casper (oz10461) by Adrian and Hugh Kingsford from Radio Modeller 1991 - pic 004.jpg
004.jpg

Do you have a photo you'd like to submit for this page? Then email admin@outerzone.co.uk

User comments

No comments yet for this plan. Got something to say about this one?
Add a comment

 

 
 

Download File(s):
 

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, 2011-2019.

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.