Crazy Crate (oz11989)

 

Crazy Crate (oz11989) by Ted Grzeszczak from Air Trails Model Annual 1954 - plan thumbnail

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Crazy Crate. Simple all-sheet tethered-line biplane sport model. For .020 power.

Quote: "If you're one of those fortunate individuals with an old K&B Infant engine or you know someone who is no longer using his, then Crazy Crate is your dish. This little crackpot is a tether line job, which means that it flies by itself on the end of a single guide line with no controls.

The full-size plans will enable you to produce the Infant size in a jiffy; for larger engines just double all measurements. Attach the tether wire to a mounting bolt and run it out through the dowel. This serves as a guide. The model should be balanced along this line.

To fly, hold one end of the flying wire; have your mechanic start the engine. Just hang on and allow the model to take off by itself. It will as it picks up speed. Because the center of gravity is so far ahead of the wing. the wing acts like a stabilizer during flight, preventing pitching.

Keep your Crate as light as possible. Dope it with, clear, then spray on fuel proofing."

Note this plan was extracted from the magazine scan at Air Trails Annual 1954 (RCL#2346) thanks to Mary.

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Crazy Crate (oz11989) by Ted Grzeszczak from Air Trails Model Annual 1954 - model pic

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  • (oz11989)
    Crazy Crate
    by Ted Grzeszczak
    from Air Trails Model Annual
    1954 
    10in span
    IC F/F Biplane
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 13/01/2020
    Filesize: 111KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: KaoruKiyose, Pilgrim

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