Crowd Pleaser (oz11992)


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Crowd Pleaser. Simple rubber stick model.

Quote: "Hello thanks for the great service I would like to give back to the community. I am attaching a simple airplane that I designed I named it the CROWD PLEASER. It's perfect for classroom use in schools (what I designed it for) as I am a teacher and use it with success, or for getting a youngster into the hobby and off the electronic devices for a while. It's an 18 inch span rubber power airplane that is all but guaranteed to fly and fly well. Many students have maxed out flights, using 3 strands of 1/8th inch rubber."

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Update 09/03/2020: Added alternate plan (different layout), thanks to Gene.

Quote: "Hi Steve and Mary, I have rearranged the Cloud Pleaser so that it will easily print out as a tiled 3 sheet drawing. Did not include sheet 2 for it is not needed for a more experienced modeler who uses a rib template or equivalent. This model looks like a fun project. Gene"

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Crowd Pleaser (oz11992) by Matthew Foley 2020 - model pic

  • (oz11992)
    Crowd Pleaser
    by Matthew Foley
    18in span
    Rubber F/F
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 24/02/2020
    Filesize: 127KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Matthew Foley
    Downloads: 1411

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What is dihedral rise at wing tips? Needs pylon attachment details.
TomG - 06/03/2020
The plan states 1-1/4 in dihedral under each tip. For additional assistance there is a dihedral gauge shown on sheet 2.
The drawings also show where on the pylon to glue the pylon mount and there is a note to use dental bands to secure the pylon to the fuselage. If you study the photos closely you will see the lower part of the pylon sits to the right of the fuselage and the dental bands each end secure the mount as suggested.
Skippy - 06/03/2020
Skippy said it better than I could of!!
When I made this design I was thinking of 7th grade students in mind (12 year old kids). I ran it through about 80 students so far and no difficulties occurred. I have a 75 watt laser cutter in my classroom, the cut sheets facilitate cutting many parts at once. I have been asked why not just order kits for the kids? Cost- I can make these for about 1 US dollar each vs about 7 for a kit. I have over 300 students in 7th grade and the cool thing every one of them will have built a stick and tissue plane by the end of the year.
Matt Foley - 06/03/2020
Also the pylon mount can slide fore and aft along the fuselage to adjust flight performance. Mounting with dental bands allows the wing to pop off to the side giving a cushion effect on hard landings or rafter/ wall strikes.
Matt Foley - 06/03/2020
Hi ! I am a few comments about the building the Crowd Pleaser.
The plans doesn't provide enough I formation about joining the 2 wings halves to form the 1 1/2" dihedral. To start with I could not find the vertical 1 1/2" distance. Was on the plane and search the internet to find it. The plan says use dihedral gauge but doesn't describe how to use it. The usual way is to lay the center section flat on the board and raise the tips the appropriate distance. No so with with a pylon pleased into the center section. The best way I found was lay the assembled wing on its side with pylon and carefully measured the distance sideways. I believe this information should be discussed/ drawn on the plans. I how other comments but this one to me was the most important.
Please get back me with your comments.
Joe Talarico - 03/08/2023
If you read the plan carefully, what it says is: "Build L and R wings one at a time. Use dihedral gauge on root ribs." I think that's pretty clear, myself. But I guess I agree there could be longer, more detailed instructions. I think this plan is really aimed at teachers, not students. If you see what I mean.
SteveWMD - 04/08/2023
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