Pixy (oz11626)


Pixy (oz11626) by Richard Schumacher 1939 - plan thumbnail

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Pixy. Free flight power model. Cabin layout.

Quote: "The Pixy. Richard Schumacher, 1939. Zaic YB. Wingspan 60 in. Drawn by JS Humphreys."

Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.

ref DBHL-6969.

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Pixy (oz11626) by Richard Schumacher 1939 - model pic

  • (oz11626)
    by Richard Schumacher
    from Frank Zaic Yearbook
    60in span
    IC F/F Cabin
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 12/10/2019
    Filesize: 453KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: DBHL, theshadow
    Downloads: 418

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The man holding the Pixy in the photo is Bruce Augustus, former editor of SAM Speaks. SAM lists the date as 1938, which would qualify it as an Antique.
Tom - 09/07/2021
The picture was probably taken at the 2005 SAM Champs held on El Dorado Dry Lake. Another SAM Member Jack Jella also did a beautiful rendition of the Pixy. It's a nice model, although I suspect it has one of those Schumacher loved hollow box spars. Those spars are a pain to build--and it takes a dedicated and good modeler to build one.
Mike Myers - 13/07/2021
In 1939, a drawing of the Pixy was “prepared” by Frank Zaic. Zaic’s 1939 drawing of the Pixy was not published until the year 1980 in the 1980 reprinting of the “1934 Junior Aeronautics Year Book”. The Pixy is on page 117 in the 1980 reprinting of the 1934 Year Book. Thus, in SAM’s gas listing of Pixy, in the publisher column, you see “Zaic/34 pg 117”. On the last page in the 1934 Year Book, there is an index of model plans appearing in it. In this index, there are listed nine gas model plans under the heading “PLANS PREPARED IN 1939 BUT NOT PUBLISHED”. Those nine gas models are: (1) Pixy, by R. Schumacher, p.117… (2) Rebel, by P. Bowers, p.118 … (3) Udet Flamingo, by P. Bowers, p.119 … (4) Vee Tailed Swallow, by R. Lowe, p.120 … (5) Punkin’s Seed, by G. Sherman, p.121 … (6) Floridian, by L.M. Adams, p.122 … (7) Southern Star, by E.A. Ross, p.123 … (8) Miss Nomer, by J.D. Cameron, p.124 … (9) Ellipseloid, by L. McLarty, p.125. Also featured in the 1934 Year Book is the original plan of Rodger Hammer’s 1937 JASCO Flamingo gas model, drawn by Zaic. The JASCO Flamingo plan is located on the last page of the 1938 JASCO products catalog, which is featured in the 1980 reprinting of the “1934 Junior Aeronautics Year Book”.
AaronKV - 05/09/2021
An updated plan and laser kit are available from BH Plans: http://bhplans.com/GMPg3.html
It looks like Bruce didn't sheet the fuselage in that photo.
Zack - 12/03/2022
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