Space Ray (oz13158)
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Space Ray. Control line sport model.
Quote: "RAY MALMSTROM'S out of this world C/L job for the .75 cc range.
SEEING this little out-of-this-world creation in the air for the first time, the Oldest Member was heard to mutter: I'll never touch another drop!
Believe it or not, construction is easy and quick, and is fully detailed in the sketches below. Pre-cementing of all joining areas is advised. Cover both sides of the basic body frame with soft sheet balsa and round-off all edges. Use coloured cellophane for the windows. Mine came from some old pieces of gelatine from a theatre spot-light.
Be careful about locating the lead weight, or piece of old cement tube, according to the position given in the sketch. Hold in place with several layers of doped tissue.
Check parts 8 for fitting, sanding if necessary. Ensure both undercarriage units arc sandwiched tightly between the ply plates, locking pieces firmly cemented in.
The tank can be made from a length of blanked-off toothbrush container, or sheet-celluloid. Finish entire model with two coats of clear dope, then colour trim, and finally seal with a coat of fuel-proofer.
This little job is happy on lines of approximately 20 ft. Balance point must be on the frond lead-out wire. With varying power units, a small amount of ballast may he needed fore or aft. Choose a calm day for first flights - come to the breezy stuff when you are used to the model - believe me she flies well."
Space Ray plan by Ray Malmstrom, published in December 1957 issue of Model Aircraft.
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