Slo-Moe (oz12866)

 

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Slo-Moe. Control line profile model.

Quote: "Slo-Moe: This all-purpose plane was designed by Bob Sylvia, for use in slow combat, balloon busting, and as a stunt trainer. With a little extra work on the control system and an engine change, it also could be used in the Profile Carrier event, The plane has been flown by Bob and several of his fellow club members (Suffolk Wings, Long Island, NY) since 1966. An excellent flyer, it has garnered many awards in slaw combat and balloon busting at local contests. It even has been successful against the fast combat jobs.

Bob's plane features two innovations: a diamond-shaped airfoil and a two-piece fuselage. Both of these make for easy construction and great strength at the wing-fuselage joint. In addition, the plane can be built with standard sizes of balsa. The list of materials is simple: leading edge, 1/2 in sq; two wing spars, 3/16 x 3/8; trailing edge, 1/16 x 1-1/2 sheet; tail assembly, wing ribs, and wing tips, 1/8 sheet; 3/32 plywood doublers; and a 3/8 or 1/2 in plank for the fuselage; 1/16 sheeting for center wing planking. Miscellaneous items for landing gear, control system, hardwood engine mounts, plywood belicrank mount, etc, also are required.

The diamond-shaped ribs (12 required), because of their long flat bottoms, can be pinned to any smooth fiat surface. Therefore, alignment of all ribs, spars, etc., is easy. Space the two center ribs in relation to the fuselage thickness, since the fuselage halves must fit in properly between them.

After the wing is constructed, cut out fuselage halves and notch both halves at the proper locations to accept the wing's leading and trailing edges, and top and bottom wing spars Cut the nose of the fuselage to size for the chosen engine (19 to 35).

Next, cement fuselage halves into place between the two center wing ribs. Install nose doublers and engine mounts. Cut out and install rudder, stabilizer and elevator assemblies. Install belicrank mount (1/8" plywood) in inboard wing sections. Landing gear, outboard wing weight, and tail skid complete the basic construction. Sand, cover and paint.

The Sloe-Moe has great stability, maneuvers well, and will take rugged handling from the novice. In the hands of the more experienced flier, it gives an excellent performance."

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Quote: "Steve, Mary, Find attached the plan and article for Sloe-Moe a sport control line model designed by Bob Sylvia and published in the late 60’s or early 70’s in American Aircraft Modeler. It was a small drawing and couple of paragraphs in one of the monthly columns. I scaled it up and drafted the plans from the article and built the model. It was an excellent sport C/L model. I have scanned my hand drawn plan and cleaned it up. Unfortunately I no longer have the plane or any picture of it. Hope you can use the plan."

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  • (oz12866)
    Slo-Moe
    by Bob Sylvia
    from American Aircraft Modeler
    37in span
    IC C/L
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 01/03/2021
    Filesize: 1027KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: HarryKirkland
    Downloads: 353

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