Fieseler Storch (oz13679)

 

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Fieseler Storch. Radio control scale model. Wingspan 2360 mm. For 10 - 15 cc engines.

Quote (google-translated from the German instructions): "In 1936, Gerhard Fieseler won a competition from the technical office at the time, which called for an aircraft that should be able to use aerodynamic high-lift devices with extremely short take-off and landing distances, in order to be able to take off and land as a liaison aircraft from small, unprepared locations. Furthermore, it should also be able to be used as an observation aircraft in slow flight.

The Storch was designed by Dr Ing Hermann Winter, who solved the task with this construction by dimensioning the machine in such a way that a relatively low wing loading was created. At the front, he provided the wings with continuous leading edge slats which, in conjunction with the wide landing flaps, enabled extremely slow flight.

The second striking design feature of the Stork was the extra-long chassis, which, with its particularly long spring deflection (oil dampened), enabled landings even in the smallest of spaces. In the main, it was probably this long, downwardly stretched undercarriage that gave the machine the name Storch.

The Storch can be regarded as the first successful STOL aircraft and was trend-setting for many later aircraft designs at home and abroad. It was mass-produced from 1937, mainly for military purposes.

Machines of this type have proven themselves excellently under the most varied of operating conditions, including as an ambulance aircraft to be able to fly out the wounded. Later versions had a bulge in the rear of the canopy with a rotating dome for a defensive MG.

Long after the war, aircraft of this type flew, and occasionally still fly today, for a variety of purposes, for example with a built-in spray tank for agricultural pest control, and also as a banner towing aircraft for advertising purposes over large cities and other residential areas.

The model: The model is also suitable for many special purposes. If it is equipped with one of today's modern remote controls, it can be used, due to its special properties such as good flight stability, high payload capacity, large installation space, etc, to carry out tasks that can hardly be fulfilled by a comparable model today. Due to its unusual appearance alone, the machine will be a special attraction for the interested public at demonstrations and flight days.

Due to its low wing loading, the Storch (large version) flies very well even with a 5 cc engine. On the other hand, when using a powerful 10 cc engine, the machine has a large power reserve for special tasks such as eg towing, load transport, parachute drop, aerial photography, etc.

Construction: The construction of the model does not place any unusually high demands on the builder and can easily be undertaken by any experienced model builder. It is only at the final assembly stage that some special care must be taken. This will be reported later. You need the usual tools such as fretsaw, balsa knife, sandpaper.

When assembling the struts (metal parts), it is best to use a soldering iron, but some connections can also be made using one of the modern two-component adhesives (eg Uhu-Plus or Stabilit Express).

All wooden parts are best sawn out with a jigsaw after tracing the outlines of the parts directly from the plan onto the wood to be used. Common acetone glues such as Uhu-hart or white glue are used for the wooden construction..."

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Instructions, in German.

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  • (oz13679)
    Fieseler Storch
    from Hermann Rommler
    92in span
    Scale IC R/C Cabin Military Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 10/01/2022
    Filesize: 1292KB
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    Credit*: plato45
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