Kan Doo (oz12694)


Kan Doo (oz12694) by Pete Cock from Aeromodeller 1976 - plan thumbnail

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Kan Doo. Control line stunt model. Pete Cock's 1948 British Nationals Gold Trophy Winner.

Note the original Kan Doo (oz3612) design first appeared as a kit by Kandoo Products, circa 1949. This here is a much later drawing from a nostalgia article in Aeromodeller, April 1976.

Note this is not a full size plan, this is a scan of the drawing as it was printed in the magazine pages. The scale of the plan is 1/4, and only the wing rib is shown at full size.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Quote: "Hi Mary, As requested, please find attached 400 dpi scans of the Aeromodeller April 1976 Kan Doo plan and short article.

This is a revised plan drawn in 1976 and removed the gross errors in the earlier versions still includes significant errors compared with the data in the Dave Day documents. For example the fuselage was 1/8 or 3/16 or 1/4 inch plywood. Much of the ply was cut away before the fuselage was covered in 1/16 sheet balsa. The engine was a modified ED Comp Special (eg timing changed with shortened piston). The prop was cut down and the blades thinned. Perhaps a note could be added.

This is the 'best' plan of the Kan Doo which is generally available, despite the errors. I suggest you update the current OZ plan with this copy until/IF a better plan becomes available.

Dave Day refers to a Kandoo Model Products kit plan as the best reference for the design and he had a copy but does not provide a copy in his data package. So I am still looking for this plan. Will forward if it surfaces.

Best Regards, please stay safe, and keep up your great work,"

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Kan Doo (oz12694) by Pete Cock from Aeromodeller 1976 - model pic

  • (oz12694)
    Kan Doo
    by Pete Cock
    from Aeromodeller
    April 1976 
    29in span
    IC C/L
    formers unchecked
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 17/12/2020
    Filesize: 107KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: JohnLaycock

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The plan shown here was drawn by the noted aeromodelling draughtsman Pat Lloyd, based on the drawing in Ron Warring's 1948 book 'Stunt Control Line Flying', which I was able to show him in 1976 when we were colleagues in a firm of Chartered Patent Agents. Warring's drawing was rather sketchy, and gave the impression that the fuselage was made of rather thick plywood. The model Pat made to fly at Old Warden in 1976 had a lighter balsa-and-ply fuselage more in keeping with the original, and was poweed by an early ED 2.49 diesel similar to the Comp. Special but with shaft-valve induction. To my shame, I recall sticking a finger through the Modelspan wing covering while launching it for him!
John Park - 24/12/2020
In this month 01-2021 Aeromodeller there is a full size plan for a reduced version 049cu. in Kan-Doo
pit - 30/12/2020
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