Miss Stik Sr (oz11901)

 

Miss Stik Sr (oz11901) by Tom Hunt from Modelair-Tech 2003 - plan thumbnail

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Miss Stik Senior. Radio control sport model for electric power, with geared Speed 400 motor. Wingspan 55 in, wing area 400 sq in. For 3 channels.

Discontinued kit.

Quote: "Building the Miss Stik Senior.

The Miss Stik is a geared Speed 400 (or brushless equivalent such as the Axi 2212/26 or 2212/34) 'Old timer styled' sport model. Although built mostly from stick wood, laser cut plywood parts are supplied to speed construction. The model builds to 22 - 24 ounces depending on batteries and radio equipment used. To achieve the best performance, the smallest, lightest components are not absolutely required but mini servos and a small RX should be used.

General building notes: The Miss Stik is a natural for cyanoacrylate glues (Ca), however many people are allergic to them. Aliphatic resin glue (carpenter's glue) is just as suitable if you're not in a hurry. Regardless of which type of glue is used for general construction, we recommend epoxy when installing the landing gear and plywood motor mounting plate (used in Axi motor installations).

Select the lightest balsa stick stock for use when building the tail surfaces. Doing so will reduce the likelihood of needing nose weight to balance the model.

We strongly recommend the use of high strength heat shrink film when covering the model. It enhances the strength of all structures and is easily repaired.

Wing Construction: The wing for the Miss Stik is constructed in three pieces. Left and right hand outer panels are joined to a flat center panel.

Begin construction with the center panel. Place wax paper or plastic wrap over the plan. Pin the leading edge dowel and 1/8 x 3/8 trailing edge in place on the plan. Do not pin through the LE but instead on both sides.

Cut the 1/8 x 1/4 lower rib caps to fit between the leading and trailing edges. It is best to sand a slight bevel on the front of these pieces so they will better match the round leading edge. Glue these lower caps in place. Cut the 1/8 x 3/8 lower caps used at both ends of the panel and glue in place.

Assemble the main spar from the 1/8 x 3/8 x 25 hardwood piece and a 1/8 x 1/4 balsa stick cut to length. Glue the spar assembly in place on top of the lower caps (hardwood side down).

Add the 1/8 x 1/4 upper rib caps allowing them to 'crack' over the main spar. Note that the upper 1/8 x 1/4 rib caps are offset to one side of the lower rib caps. As with the lower caps, 1/8 x 3/8 is used for the upper rib caps located at the ends of the panel. They are located directly above the lower caps and are not offset requiring they be sanded to blend with the trailing edge.

Add the 1/8 sq balsa turbulator spar next. Cut 1/8 x 1/4 stock to fit between the rib caps and glue them to the main spar. This will help to support the covering material. Remove the wing from the work table and glue 1/8 x 1/4 pieces to the spar between the lower rib caps.

Glue pieces of 1/8 x 3/8 to the top of the outboard upper rib caps between the turbulator spar and leading edge and between the turbulator spar and the main spar. Sand these filler pieces to blend with the airfoil. This filler will help support the covering material.

Outer wing panel construction is similar to the center panel with the exception of the leading and trailing edge laminations.

Start by cutting the wing tips from 1/8 x 3/8 and pinning them in place on the plan. Next build the trailing edge from 1/8 sq stick stock. This is best done by pinning the first 1/8 sq strip on the plan using enough pins to hold its shape as per the plan. Add the next two 1/8 sq. strips one at a time..."

Quote: "Hobby Lobby Miss Stik senior. Plans and instructions copied from original kit. Tom Hunt designed this while working at Modalair Tech and Aero Craft Ltd. Out of business for several years."

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Note there is an old E-zone review from 2005 by Albert Warhaftig of the Miss Stik Senior kit, on RCGroups at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/sho... which is interesting and includes some good (if small and blurry) build pics.

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Miss Stik Sr (oz11901) by Tom Hunt from Modelair-Tech 2003 - model pic

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  • (oz11901)
    Miss Stik Sr
    by Tom Hunt
    from Modelair-Tech
    2003 
    55in span
    Electric R/C Cabin
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 13/01/2020
    Filesize: 506KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: SteveMT

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