Sperry Messenger (oz11288)


Sperry Messenger (oz11288) 1980 - plan thumbnail

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Sperry Messenger. Free flight scale model for CO2 or rubber power.

Wingspan 580 mm.
Length 495 mm.
Mass 100 gram.
Modela motor 0,27 cc.

Quote: "Hi there, a long time ago, on an FTP server far far away, I found the attached plan of the Sperry Messenger from the Czech company 'Modela'. I guess the plan was drawn sometime around the 70s to early 80s and was intended to be powered by the Co2 Engine of the same company. I think it may be an interesting addition to your collection. Best regards, Ralf Wi├čing"

Note this a low resolution plan. Greyscale at 72 dpi.

Note photos of completed Sperry Messenger model and kit contents were found online at Jan-Willem Roest's page http://jwroest.nl/messenger.html. Excellent page, with lots of build info and more pics.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 29/06/2019: Added alternate plan, thanks to Gene. This is the same scan, but here converted to a 2-colour bitmap at 300 dpi.

Quote: "Hi Steve and Mary, The attached file is at 300 dip but no better than the original post. It should be easier on the eyes and is a lot smaller file size. It took several extractions at different thresholds to create this file. From these, several cut and pastes to achieve even exposure. Gene"


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Sperry Messenger (oz11288) 1980 - model pic

  • (oz11288)
    Sperry Messenger
    from Modela (ref:2201)
    23in span
    Scale Rubber CO2 F/F Biplane Military Kit
    clean :)
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 05/06/2019
    Filesize: 1702KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: RalfWissing
    Downloads: 1107

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