Bellanca Junior (oz120)


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Bellanca Junior. A 15in span rubber powered free flight model of the Bellanca Junior.


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From the last days of the once great Comet Model Airplane Company, I present the Bellanca Cruiser Junior (oz120), 15.25” wingspan [main pic, 003-006]. A 1937 design, the Cruiser was the first mass-produced 2-4 seat private aircraft equipped with a retractable undercarriage. The fuselage shape was also designed to approximate the wing airfoil in order to provide additional aerodynamic lift.
Although Comet introduced the Cruiser into their line of kits before the advent of WW2, this version, Kit No. 3102 entered the retail market in 1963. I allowed it to sit for many years in storage before finally constructing it several years ago. My personal feeling at the time was that it constituted a very clumsy redesign effort on Comet’s part…over-built, too much wood. A bit of weight-reduction in the wing area and things improved immensely. She’s a real flyer…first time out…big sweeping climb to the right…all smiles. Why had I waited so long for this treat? The Cruiser is not an unpopular modeling subject, as can been witnessed by all the various plans available here at Outerzone. She’s well worth your attention.
Neal Green - 22/04/2021
A pretty bird perched on a pole! I cannot identity the blue marking, what is it, please?
Your weight problem on an old kit is easy to solve: leave the box for a time in a place where woodworm are present and they'll eat excess weight in a flash! Better yet if you talk to them first and clearly explain what you need. Take the plans away or they'll go through them as an appetizer. This worked for me nicely :-)
Miguel - 23/04/2021
Neal - 23/04/2021
Thanks, I didn't know that logo :-) I was surprised to see the name Bellanca is still on the books.
Miguel - 24/04/2021
The Champion, Citabria and Decathalon are all outgrowths of Bellanca and are still very popular, although now manufactured by American Champion Aircraft.
Jan Novick - 25/04/2021
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