Rohrbach Roland VIII (oz12417)


Rohrbach Roland VIII (oz12417) by J Stengele, U Stengele 1979 - plan thumbnail

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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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Rohrbach Roland VIII (oz12417) by J Stengele, U Stengele 1979 - model pic

  • (oz12417)
    Rohrbach Roland VIII
    by J Stengele, U Stengele
    from FMT
    October 1979 
    71in span
    Scale IC R/C Multi
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 03/08/2020
    Filesize: 465KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: NilsDeutsch
    Downloads: 771

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Rohacell is here with us, yes sir, the best structural foam since the banana bending machine was invented. See in
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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