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Hummingbird, a 32 in span half-A cabin free flight by Paul Plecan from Flying Models.
Quote: "An .020 engine for sport flying or an .074 for a contest climb - take your pick, Whichever you choose, this ship won't let you down.
Our Hummingbird was designed mainly as a beginner's model. It features good performances, ease of adjustment, and neat appearance. Any midget engine can be used, the smaller ones (.020 cubic inches) providing excellent sport-flying performance and the larger (.045 Class 1/2A and .074 Class A) engines providing spectacular contest-type flights.
If this model appeals to you, the first thing to do is to check the Bill of Materials at the end of this article to make sure that you have enough supplies. If not, a trip to the local hobby shop will fix that. Since the plans are full size, all you have to do to have a complete set of plans is to trace a left wing panel and a left stabilizer panel.
To get the model built in the shortest possible time, cut out all the necessary parts in advance. Once you have everything cut out, you will be amazed at the speed with which you can slap this crate together. Grab a sheet of 1/8in balsa and get going on these parts: two complete sets of wings and stabilizer tips; two each of F3, F4, and F5 ; one F2; one -6 ; and the rudder. (Trace outlines onto wood by putting carbon paper between plan and wood. Or, if you want to, prick a series of pinholes through the plan onto the wood.) Now cut out the ribs, as required (see plan for quantities). Also cut the various nose blocks to shape. Trim the wing spar stock as shown, and taper the tips of both wings and stabilizer spars... "
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by Paul Plecan
from Flying Models
IC F/F Cabin
all formers complete :)
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User commentsThe colour pic of the Hummingbird is from here http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1252951 many thanks to BillGaylord for hunting it out.
SteveWMD - 05/11/2012
The Hummingbird makes a very pretty electric R/C model. The red/yellow/green one is mine and flies very well with a 50 watt motor and R/E/T control [see more pics 004, 005].
Sundancer - 25/03/2016
Hi, here is my Hummingbird that was built by a long lost friend probably over 60 years ago [pics 006-010]. It was set up for single channel. I’m hoping to get it airborne soon. Cheers,
Alex Ellis - 11/10/2021
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