Rohrbach Roland VIII (oz12417)
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Rohrbach Roland VIIIa. Radio control scale model of the 1920s German trimotor airliner.
Quote: "Hi Outerzone team, please find attached some plans from the FMT 10/1979 issue. Rohrbach Roland VIII a by J. and U. Stengel. Full size plan: Wing span 1810mm -> 71in (the PDF is not!) Reduced size plan: wing span approx. 1200mm or 47in (This PDF, reduced in size by 1/3 as printed in the journal. Plan states that the model can be build with lightweight RC equipment.) The fuselage is build up from a material called Rohacell. No idea what exactly this is (kind of Depron?) and if it is available today. With best regards,"
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Update 09/10/2021: Added article, in German, thanks to rocketpilot.
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User commentsRohacell is here with us, yes sir, the best structural foam since the banana bending machine was invented. See in https://www.rohacell.com/product/rohacell/en/
I'm happy to see a perfectly decent plan of one of the paramount ugly planes only to be beaten by the Farman Jabiru or the Beardmore Inflexible. Lovely :-))
Miguel - 22/08/2020
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