SABCA S.20 (oz13483)


SABCA S.20 (oz13483) by Emmanuel Fillon from MRA 1975 - plan thumbnail

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SABCA S.20. Rubber scale model of the Belgian aircraft.

Direct submission to Outerzone. Cleanup by Pilgrim.

Update 11/12/2021: Added article, in French, thanks to AlainGuillouard. Note this includes more sketches showing the model construction.

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SABCA S.20 (oz13483) by Emmanuel Fillon from MRA 1975 - model pic

  • (oz13483)
    SABCA S.20
    by Emmanuel Fillon
    from MRA
    February 1975 
    33in span
    Scale Rubber F/F Cabin Civil
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 22/11/2021
    Filesize: 645KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: anon, Pilgrim, AlainGuillouard

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User comments

This aircraft is something special. Look at that distinctive shape of its wings, not well visible on the plan, but much better to be seen in this photograph:
Furthermore of interest - the SABCA's power plant, a Walter-Major 4 engine from Czechoslovakia.
Most of the Spartan Cruisers, a British civil trimotor from the 1930s, were powered by de Havilland Gipsy Major motors, but not all, some used those same Walter engines.
Thanks for the valuable impressions provided by Outerzone every day, thanks!
Robert Schlickewitz - 10/12/2021
Agreed, particularly in what concerns the thanks to OZ! It is indeed an elegant wing plan even it generates a lot of wing ribs requiring listening to the entire Wagner's Rhinegold to motivate you into cutting them all the old way but faster so you can get finally rid of the motivator:-)
Nice image in the header, same for the FW A43, I presume the source is MRA?
Miguel - 12/12/2021
Como siempre, I appreciate your comment Señor Miguel, con la única excepción, que no aprecio el dicho compositor. Recuerda lo que dijo el famoso escritor austriaco Franz Werfel: Como puedes gustar de Wagner si lo hace lo divino Verdi. - Él estaba en lo correcto.
Robert Schlickewitz - 12/12/2021
Gracias, but I'm not a Castillian native speaker, look just over the left side of the Iberian Peninsula map, that rectangle in a different colour normally!. Don't worry, no offence taken at all :-)
The irony in getting old Richard W. on while cutting ribs is in doing the chore fast so you can put an end to your torture as soon as possible, preferably before Brunhilde starts blowing the alphorn!
Miguel - 12/12/2021
Feliz Ano Novo para voce, Miguel.
Me lembro bem da minha visita no seu rectangulo uma duzia dos anos atras. Foi tambem no Museu do Ar em Averca e admirei este bem restaurado, very well preserved Hawker Hurricane you have there. It was one of the highlights of the museum, among many other old favourites of me.
A Happy New Year to you and everyone else in this community. Remain healthy and stay alive, against all odds...
Robert Schlickewitz - 31/12/2021
Thank you kindly, Robert. The museum went to Sintra airbase where it has more hangar space to expand the collection. No Duxford, far from it :) A Better New Year for everyone in this pleasant neighbourhood!
Miguel - 31/12/2021
The first two aeroplanes originating from our beloved (amo bastante a cidade de Porto) rectangle were seaplanes, one a glider, the other a hydroplane by the name "São Miguel" (!).
Can you, querido amigo Miguel, see any chance providing me with a three-view-drawing of one or better of both of these aircraft? Furthermore, is there a book you can recommend to me, a book about aircraft built in the rectangle, quer dizer construidos para os rectangulistas eles mesmos?
Your answer would be of great help to me.
Thanks in advance mil vezes.
I'm refering to this article:
Robert Schlickewitz - 01/01/2022
Robert, perhaps the OZ isn't the most adequate forum for these dialogues. I suggest you reach me at mmorao (at) yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk., you are welcome to it. Paleoarchaeology in the aeronautical rectangular context is not my deepest subject so I may have to refer to higher authority :)
Miguel - 01/01/2022
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