Bud Nosen Trainer (oz12602)


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Bud Nosen Trainer. Radio control trainer model. Wingspan 102 in, wing area 1515 sq in. For 60 power.

Note: directly submitted to Outerzone, with cleanup here by Pilgrim; the origin of this planfile would seem to be the raw scan by BillDiedrich up on AF see https://aerofred.com/details.php?image_id=95931

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Quote: "102 inch span Bud Nosen Trainer. After observing a large number of beginners (and a few old timers) in recent years, we noted they all had about the same problems or complaints in learning to fly. The models all seemed to fly too fast, respond too quickly, were usually overcontrolled and their small 60 inch size seemed to make it difficult to see what the model was doing at times.

We think we have solved most of these problems with our 102 inch trainer! Recommended power is a .60 size engine - a size you can stay with for years. Take offs and landing are at a very low speed. Control response is slow and many mistakes go unnoticed. Knowing what your model is doing at any given time is much easier because of the large size. Most beginners would like a model that looks like a real plane, so we designed our trainer to look like a Cessna 150.

102 inch span
Flying weight 10 lb
1500 square inch area
5 oz/ft wing load

Designed for .60 engines
Fast Assembly
Preformed wire gear
Necessary Hardware

Machine & die cut parts
3 or 4 channel radios required
Huge rolled plans
No foam or plastic

Designed and Produced by Bud Nosen."

Update 22/11/2022: Added kit instructions, thanks to Michael Lamonica.

Quote: "Greetings, I have three Bud Nosen Trainer kits. It seems that they are from three different time periods based upon the boxes and the instructions. I've attached three sets of instructions named v1, v2, v3, based upon what I think is the correct order of manufacture. The instructions are almost the same in building content, but vary in other ways. I think that making all three available might help people. Thank you for doing what you do! Michael"

Supplementary file notes

Instructions v1.
Instructions v2.
Instructions v3.


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Bud Nosen Trainer (oz12602) by Bud Nosen 1977 - model pic

  • (oz12602)
    Bud Nosen Trainer
    by Bud Nosen
    from Bud Nosen Models
    102in span
    IC R/C Cabin Kit
    clean :)
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 08/11/2020
    Filesize: 1348KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Balsaworkbench, Pilgrim, BillDiedrich
    Downloads: 2869

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Bud Nosen Trainer (oz12602) by Bud Nosen 1977 - pic 007.jpg

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User comments

Thank you for this wonderful plan, the plane [pic 007] flies very well with an electric engine 12s and 9kg of weight.
Rui Malaquias - 07/12/2023
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