RWD-8 Polish Trainer (oz11948)
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RWD-8 Polish Trainer. Free flight scale model for 10 cc Brown Junior engine.
Quote: "1/7½ th scale Polish Trainer, by Cpl Welsberg.
As a stable mate to his well known Lysander Cpl Welsberg gives us this excellent flying scale model of the RWD-8 which incidentally is the subject of Rupert Moore's cover painting this month.
Some sense of the relative size of the model can be gathered from the photograph on the left, where the machine is held by a member of the Aeromodeller staff [Harry Hundleby].
A few details of the full size machine may be of interest yo readers at this point. The RWD-8 is a two-seat parasol monoplane produced in 1933 in a Polish State factory. Designed as a provate owners or training aircraft it followed the usual orthodox moethods of construction...
To continue with the model - it is 3 ft 11 in length with a wingspan of 5 ft 7 in and the machine has an all up weight of 5 lb, the wing loading being approximately 1/2 lb per square foot. The RWD-8 is powered by a 10cc Brown Jnr and the simple but efficient layout of the power unit is one of the outstanding features of the machine. Throttle and choke controls are very accessible on the top of the cowling, whilst the ignition control is situated at the front starboartd side.
Unlike so many scale models smal details such as strut and undercarriage fittings, cowling clips and petrol tank filler cap have all been beautifully detailed. The undercarriage, fully shock absorbing by means of compression springs, is capable of taking the heaviest landings. Not that these are likely occurances as with its parasol and swept-back wing the RWD-8 is an extraordinarily stable flyer. Further detailed photographs are given overleaf."
Scan from dfritzke, cleanup by Circlip.
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User commentsA very good looking scale model for a difficult time. The Lysander mentioned at the beginning can be found in the Aeromodeller April 1942 issue and by the photos it must have been quite outstanding, this Cpl. Welsberg (Polish Air Force) must have had some deft fingers indeed. No plan preview unfortunately. 60in on a 3cc Ohlson, talk about scale speed!
That AM '42-04 also had a Rupert Moore cover, inspired by a Brewster Buffalo full-size plan inside, oz3742 to be precise. Small world indeed :-)
Fine restoration work too, thanks to off-season Santa Claus elves!
Miguel - 12/02/2020
Proving that incomplete research is slightly less bad than no research, I failed to notice that that AM 1942 with the Lysander article was nesting in RCLibrary labelled under RCL#2265. Head hung in the shame of hypocrisy.
Miguel - 13/02/2020
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