Mercury Chic (oz12012)


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Mercury Chic T-2. Free flight scale model for .020 power.

Quote: "The Mercury Chic T-2 was a 2-place 90hp radial-engine parasol intended as a primary trainer and first flown in 1928. Of 30 built, only 15 were sold before the depression hit and the remainder were scrapped. The Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, NY, has one on loan from the Mercury Aircraft Co.

This plan is an undetailed pencil drawing found among Hurst Bowers' effects after he passed away on 15 December, 2004. He designed it as a 33 in span free-flight model for a .020 c.i. engine, but a pencilled note suggests that scaling up x1.27 would yield a span of 41.84 in, ideal for conversion to RC and .049 engine or an electric motor. A partially framed-up version at the larger size was also found in his shop. The full-flying stabilizer and similar rudder are particularly interesting and cry out for a place on my to-do list."

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  • (oz12012)
    Mercury Chic
    by Hurst Bowers
    33in span
    Scale Rubber F/F Parasol
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 05/03/2020
    Filesize: 293KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: DPlumpe

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I always welcome each and every one of these lovely H. Bowers 'dreams for some day' and Mr Plumpe is kind to pull out of his hat for this art gallery that Outerzone is.
Miguel - 16/03/2020
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