Globetrotter (oz13657)

 

Globetrotter (oz13657) by Jaromir Pipek 1980 - plan thumbnail

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Globetrotter. Radio control sport model. Wingspan 1100 mm.

Quote (google-translated from the German): "The RC model Globetrotter is simple in structure, but it differs from the usual trainers. I attached great importance to the fact that the Globetrotter would also be a beautiful aircraft. Cleanly built, it could almost compete in the semi-scale category. Except that there is no prototype!

The model is suitable for aerobatic training, with a good 2.5 cc engine all common figures are possible, but thanks to its small dimensions and pleasant flight characteristics, it is also an ideal Sunday model that fits into the smallest car with a wingspan of 1,100 mm. If the model is too small for you, you could dare the experiment and enlarge the FMT enclosed blueprint. A big globetrotter would certainly be a nice and good plane, which in its appearance could remind you of the well-known American sports plane Fly Baby.

Construction: All material information is included in the construction plan, so there is no parts list.

Construction: The fuselage: The two side panels (3 mm balsa, 80 mm wide boards) are reinforced with 0.8 mm plywood up to the wing, as is the rear fuselage area near the tailplane. The frames 1-7 are glued between the fuselage sides, the upper and lower part of the fuselage are planked with 2 mm balsa. The detachable tank cap is made from the frames la and lb, which are connected with 3 x 5 mm pine strips and planked with 2 mm balsa.

Landing gear: The gear legs are bent from two 4 mm steel wires and inserted into the cutout pushed into fuselage. The landing gear is secured in the landing gear bracket (4 mm plywood) with aluminum strips. The tail wheel is not articulated. This is not necessary for the small model with its short taxiing distance, which also makes take-offs easier.

Tail: The tail consists of 5 mm balsa boards. The stability and resistance to distortion of the tail fins is increased by glued-on edge arches with a transverse grain. Rudders are attached to plastic hinges. The wing is a one-piece rib construction with hard balsa spars. The main spar has the dimensions 5 x 26 mm and is provided with corresponding cut-outs for the ribs..."

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Globetrotter (oz13657) by Jaromir Pipek 1980 - model pic

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  • (oz13657)
    Globetrotter
    by Jaromir Pipek
    from FMT
    March 1980 
    43in span
    IC R/C LowWing
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 10/01/2022
    Filesize: 522KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: plato45
    Downloads: 935

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