Midgie (oz13593)

 

Midgie (oz13593) by Walt Schroder 1949 - plan thumbnail

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Midgie. Rubber cabin sport model.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Quote: "Dear Mary, Attached vintage plans from the stash... and Midgie by Walter L Schroder. For this last one, I don't have the second sheet (even though I have made and flown one a few decades ago!). I think it is from an American magazine from the late 1940's -or early 1950's as that tallies with the design style and the other plans by Walt... All the best,"

Update 29/1/2022: Added article, thanks to DavidTerrell, found at: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=30836771&postcount=90

Note the 8 page article includes the missing 2nd sheet (tailplane drawing), also prop blank, detailed assembly illustrations and full build instructions.

Quote: "Getting Started in Model Aviation. Full-size plans and complete building data for Midgie, a simple fuselage model that's easy to make and Fun to Fly! By Walter Schroder.

If you've been following our series of articles, you're now ready to take a long step forward in your enjoyment of model aviation by constructing Midgie, a built-up fuselage model. The fuselage serves two functional purposes: it encloses the motor, thereby reducing the overall drag of the model considerably, and it gives us a model that looks more like a real airplane.

Of course, Midgie's built-up construction offers a few new constructional problems to the beginner, but the experience acquired in building our previous models should enable you to take these problems in your stride.

Begin Midgie's construction with the fuselage, completing all phases of its construction, including the covering, before tackling any other parts. The series of drawings herewith should make the entire construction job relatively simple and help you produce a model you will be proud of. Let's get started, by gathering together the following materials...

All of these supplies should be readily obtainable at your local hobby store. The next step is to carefully study the full-size plans which appear on pages 26 and 27, then study the step-by-step constructional data given on pages 28, 29 and 30. Take your time - go over this entire article several times until everything is clear to you - then go ahead and build Midgie for real flying fun!"

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Midgie (oz13593) by Walt Schroder 1949 - model pic

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  • (oz13593)
    Midgie
    by Walt Schroder
    from Flying Models
    February 1949 
    19in span
    Rubber F/F Cabin
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 19/12/2021
    Filesize: 353KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: AdrianCulf
    Downloads: 423

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Great sleuthing job in getting the Midgie plan (oz13593) and article back in one piece! Thanks,
Adrian - 31/01/2022
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