Avion Rapide (oz12959)


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Avion Rapide. Radio control sport model.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Quote: "The Avion Rapide was found on a copied bookpage that was dated March 1936, it was nearly the time when the first radio systems came up in the second half of the 1930s first successful flights were undertaken in Great Britain and Germany, especially Rhönwettbewerb 1938. In 1936 the first RC flight took place with a BF52, a huge glider with a big box fuselage to carry the tube receiver. There are rumors or speculation the Avion Rapide was made by Maurice Lartigue to carry postage on a French island, at that time powered by a 10ccm Brown Junior the first serial production engine, made in bigger batches. Not delivered of that was planned free flight or RC. You can imagine a lot, but one thing is clear, these guys were really ambitious and the design shows they were looking in the far future.

The wish came up to rebuild this beautiful plane and so some changes were made to recreate an Avion that will fly perfectly. The Gö Profile was more than old and bad and I changed to a Laminar profile. Also form of the Rudder was bit too pointy and Wingforms slightly optimized, in intension to keep the complete character.

A plane was born that is handsome and of good nature. Say it with the words of the French-Man: Ces’t si bon, it’s so good,… have a look on yourself and rebuild it, it’s worth it. See some in flight video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CxtfuA_iXc

Find all pdf and dxf enclosed. Cheers Matthias"

Note the main planfile here is a single PDF file with 11 sheets. This serves as a quick overview. For a more detailed (itemised) view, see the supplement file "named_sheets.zip" for the same plan, but here each plan sheet has a title of material and size. Then of course there is the full CAD file download in DXF format. Steve.

Supplementary file notes

1936 drawing.
Article (in German).
Named sheets zip.

CAD file

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Avion Rapide (oz12959) by Matthias Moeller 2016 - model pic

  • (oz12959)
    Avion Rapide
    by Matthias Moeller
    72in span
    Electric R/C
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 13/04/2021
    Filesize: 616KB
    Format: • PDFvector • CADfile
    Credit*: MatthiasMoeller
    Downloads: 1052

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User comments

What a fantastic Art Deco shape, further aided by the tasteful colour scheme. Very very good restoration work, an entirely new model in fact, respecting the original as far as practical, and as an independent design a very sensible one. Thank you, Matthias, It was a pleasure looking into this!
Oh, and I loved the propeller picture, it is a fine hub-to-blade transition.
Miguel - 16/04/2021
A beautiful piece of flying art deco,
John Green - 16/04/2021
Very nice Matthias.
Doro - 16/04/2021
Thanks a lot
Matthias - 21/04/2021
A beautiful make over! Bravo
Geppetto - 31/10/2022
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  • Plan File Filesize: 616KB Filename: Avion_Rapide_oz12959.pdf
  • Supplement Filesize: 1664KB Filename: Avion_Rapide_oz12959_article.pdf
  • Supplement Filesize: 898KB Filename: Avion_Rapide_oz12959_named_sheets.zip
  • CAD Zip Filesize: 685KB Filename: Avion_Rapide_oz12959_cad.zip
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