Noorduyn Norseman Mk V. Radio control scale model. Wingspan 7 ft 1-3/4 inches. Weight 8 lbs. For .40 to .60 engines.
Discontinued kit from Unionville Hobby.
Quote: "The Norseman, first manufactured in 1935, was the only aircraft produced by Noorduyn Aviation. Its suitability to the northern Canadian environment was soon recognised and, especially after the end of the second world war released many Norseman aircraft to the civilian market, it was difficult to find a northern air terminal that did not have a substantial representation of Norsemen. Although advances in technology have produced replacement aircraft for the Norseman, few, if any, will earn an equal niche in history.
Powered by a Pratt & Whitney 550 hp radial, you didn't take a Norseman if you were in a hurry as it's cruising speed was only 134 mph. It is a large aircraft with a wingspan of just over 51 feet and weighed in at 7,540 lbs when equipped with floats. However, if it was reliability or load carrying capacity you were after, the Norseman fit the bill.
We think you will find our kit enjoyable to build any to fly. The kit comes pretty well complete. However, before you get too far into the construction, head down to your local lumber store or hobby shop and purchase four 36 inch long 1/4 in hardwood dowels. We have found it impossible to purchase straight dowel in bulk. Experience has shown that there is only about one in twenty that is straight enough for the wing struts. Pick through and find yourself four straight ones.
The model produced from our kit is pretty much to scale. Some aircraft, when reproduced as a model, do not fly well. The Norseman definitely does not fall into this category! Flight tests on the prototype produced results far in excess of our expectations for a scale aircraft. It will fly slow, fast, is incredibly stable, and even does Most aerobatic manoeuvres.
In addition to the normal compliment of building tools, we suggest you make up a sanding block which is 4 in wide and 12 in long.
Start by reading through the entire building instructions and studying the plans to familiarise yourself with both. Construction commences with the fuselage, as several of the wing parts are used for spacing and aligning when constructing the fuselage.
Fuselage Construction: 1. Build the right side first. Start by building a 1/4 sq. balsa frame over the plan. All these frame parts are marked Q on the plan. When finished, it should look like this..."
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Note photo of completed Norseman model was found online at http://christer.bergstrom.se/rchangar/norse_01.htm
Instructions, 26 pages, complete.
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