Wanderer (oz11)


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Wanderer. Free flight cabin type Old Timer gas model by Sidney Michaels, also kitted by Eagle Models.

Quote: "SIMPLICITY, ruggedness and conventional styling was the paramount aim in the design of the Wanderer. Too much emphasis has been given to ultra-streamlining and the mystery of high-performance design and no thought whatever to Mr Average Guy who just likes to fly for the fun of it. We all like to attend the contests and see the excitement, but most of all we want to fly and perhaps go home with some hardware. However, we also want to take home our models in one piece.

Here, in the Wanderer, there is the ability to fly without all the mysterious adjustments so necessary to the weird arrangements and design of the average contest job. Given an even chance, this little baby will more than hold its own with the so-called experts.

Designed primarily for the Forster 29, this class II job will take any class II or small C motor up to .35 displacement. With a wing span of 55-1/2in, 347 square inches of wing area, and a Clark Y rib section, the Wanderer has an exceptionally slow glide with very little sinking speed. The high aspect ratio (9 to 1) wing adds to the over-all stability of the model and it's one of those rare jobs that will fly right off the work bench.

Construction: The plans are complete with all dimensions and as there are no complex curves it should be easy to scale the plans to full size. The simple rectangular fuselage of longerons, crosspieces and uprights is easy to assemble. I would suggest setting down one side of the fuselage and then placing the other side directly over the other. This will guarantee perfect side members. When dry, use a thin double-edged razor blade to separate the two sides. The nose cowling may present some trouble, but with the assembly drawing on the plans, plus a little time and care, you should have a very neat job. Do not try to put the motor in place until the cowling has been completed..."

Update 03/04/2014: Replaced this plan with a clearer version, thanks to JJ.

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