Spooky (oz11892)


Spooky (oz11892) from Model Airplane News 1953 - plan thumbnail

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Spooky. Control line stunt model.

Quote: "Do you scowl at big models? Tilt your nose at little ones? This .09 stunter will please. Spooky, by HA Williamson.

Spooky as shown in the photographs is over a year old and still in the prime of life. Figuratively speaking, we've flown the socks off the little rascal, without paying any attention to weather conditions or selection of flying site. This is the way we like to measure the worth of a model! If it can survive the rigors of flight, the merciless poundings and bouncing in the trunk of an automobile, occasional crackups and still come up off the deck and fly, what more can we demand of a ship?

Spooky was actually designed and built in a hurry, to give us some economical fun and relaxation on those long summer evenings. It lived up to and exceeded these design requirements. Many flights have been made in the parking lot of the plant ( where we allegedly work) during a 30 minute lunch period. Ever try eating or gulping your lunch at the end of a pair of lines with glow fuel smeared hands? Lotsa fun and raises hob with the digestion!

This little ship can be built for an absolute minimum of time, effort, materials and cost. Most of the materials required can be found lying around in the scrap box and unused kits.

Engines from .065 to .099 displacement will provide plenty of sock to do a complete stunt pattern. The .099 powered jobs, if kept to 10 oz. in weight (the original weighs 9 oz.) will be hotter than a Mexican hamburger!

Since Spooky is a 'minimum' airplane that can be built in a hurry, it makes a darned good beginner's project and as such is strongly recommended for individual or club under-taking.

Well, don't stand there flat-footed, twiddling your scarred thumbs!

To begin wing construction, trace the rib outline very carefully on a piece of hard cardboard or similar material. Cut this template very accurately. Then use it to produce 14 identical ribs from 1/8 in thick medium hard quarter-grained sheet balsa..."

Spooky, MAN, October 1953.

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Spooky (oz11892) from Model Airplane News 1953 - model pic

  • (oz11892)
    from Model Airplane News
    October 1953 
    IC C/L
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 30/10/2019
    Filesize: 465KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Circlip, RFJ

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Hello Outerzone, a couple of weeks back you published a plan SPOOKY. I loved the look so I decided to knock one up [more pics 004,005]. Me thinks it might be a bit over powered with a COX teedee 09! Will see! Please keep up the good work. Best regards,
Tony Wright - 07/02/2020
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