Happy Wanderer


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Happy Wanderer  
by Harry Stillings
from Model Aircraft
November 1954 
55in span
Tags: IC R/C Cabin
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This plan was found online 29/05/2011 at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1265873&page=278
Outerzone planID: oz1140 | Filesize: 1236KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: aeromeddeler, TonyP


About this Plan

Happy Wanderer - 55in span R/C cabin model. Published in two parts in Model Aircraft November & December 1954.

Quote: - "Happy Wanderer' embodies the experience gained in two years of concentrated effort in R/C flying, and was designed to provide a stable, reliable model which would perform with complete consistency week in, week out, without need for more than a brief check-over before being put away for the next time. It, therefore, had to be rugged and extremely good-tempered, yet have a safe glide which would make spot landings a matter of course. Happy Wanderer has passed all tests, in varying weather conditions, with flying colours. Provided it is built exactly according to plan (especially as regards dihedral, fin area, rudder area, position and movement) it should fly 'right off the board' and so allow the newcomer to R/C to concentrate on gaining experience in control without having to worry about the capabilities or safety of the model. R/C novices would, however, be well advised to 'swot up' the 'R/C for Beginners' series in the April to July issues of MODEL, AIRCRAFT, so that the radio side of the operation is also properly covered before test flights begin.
Construction is straightforward, and well within the scope of any modeller who has successfully built a few power sports models. All woods are hard balsa, except medium block for wing root..."

Update 07/04/2017: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

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