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Scraps. Simple indoor rubber model.
Quote: "CHRISTMAS is a dream that we carry in our hearts; a dream in which we look forward to a Dickensian cosiness and good cheer in our own Dingley Dell with happy, familiar faces around us and everything as near perfect as it is likely to be in, this imperfect world.
Usually we begin to settle down on Christmas afternoon. It is then, if we are not too sleepy, that we first use and enjoy the presents we have received. Some of you will be curled up by the fire with a new book - Dickens or WE Johns, RL Stevenson or our old friend Peter Dawlish, a volume on aircraft or one of the gay-looking annuals which began to appear only a few weeks after the summer holidays. Nearly everyone reads on Christmas afternoon.
What other present will there be? For many Wingmen, of course, the most exciting gift will be a modelling kit or something else which has a direct bearing upon their hobby. Christmas is not an ideal time for outdoor flying, but it provides an opportunity for work indoors - studying, scheming, building, and picking up ideas from back numbers of Model Aircraft.
If you want some indoor fun in which all the family will share I advise you to construct the little model Scrap, so called because all you need to complete it can be found in any modeller's scrapbox. The full size plans are on the opposite page. It flies for a surprisingly long time and has a habit of landing gently in the most unexpected places - so watch out for the fireplace! Also father may be none too pleased if it buzzes into his right ear while he is having a nap; but he is sure to be charmed into forgiveness when he sees it flying over the other heads in the room and rising and falling with the air currents while everyone dodges!
Your Scrap, built in about an hour, will contribute richly to the Christmas fun and will make more friends for our hobby because of the amusement which it provides."
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Quote: "Scraps: Alan Winterton's 8 in span 'parlour flyer' from December 1960 Model Aircraft. I attach the original article/plan, extracted from the mag that I found on the 'RC Bookcase' website but this was rather distorted so I redrew my own vector version (also attached) and built the model (see photo). The model flies well but needs careful trimming. I reduced the dihedral, which was fine but made a careful launch attitude necessary. My advice to other builders would just be to keep it really light (mine was a bit too heavy) and perhaps switch to a longer loop of thinner rubber... I actually redrew this a couple of years ago then forgot to send it in to you!
All the best and stay safe :-)"
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User commentsText says it's from Model Aircraft December 1960 and not Aeromodeller as suggested in resume. HPA actually have the original MA plan on offer.
Howard Funnell - 12/05/2020
Doh. My mistake - Model Aircraft not Aeromodeller. Fixed now, many thanks. For the HPA version of this (inc original printed drawing) see https://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_plans/details.php?image_id=11046
SteveWMD - 13/05/2020
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