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Arrowair. Simple CO2 sport model.
Quote: "Arrowair. Build this unusual CO2 powered sports model from the stable of Ray Malmstrom.
If building and flying a model which is just that bit different from the rest, yet possesses plenty of 'flyability', is what turns you on (as it does us) let's get together, grab some balsa, open a tube of cement, and have fun building 'Arrowair'.
Fuselage: Cut out the basic fuselage and nose doublers from 1/8 sheet. Cement doublers to fuselage as shown. Add the 1/8 strips to fuselage sides, and tailplane support. Sand lower fuselage to section and cover cut-out with lightweight tissue. Give fuselage one coat of clear dope.
Cut engine mount from 1/16 ply, and drill engine holes. Chamfer the engine mount cut-out. Cement mount in position. Off-set it before cement dries, using the off-set jig, see sketch. Reinforce with strips cut from an old linen handkerchief by smearing cement on the under-surface, position, and rub cement on top. Cut 1/16 ply filler nozzle mounting pieces and cement in place.
Form tail skid from 20 swg wire, insert in fuselage and secure with cloth patch. Form undercarriage from 20 swg wire, bind tightly to rectangular piece of 1/16 ply. Cement into undercarriage slot. Use lightweight 3/4 in dia plastic )or carved balsa) wheels. Retain with tight fitting electrical tubing, or tiny blob of solder..."
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Quote: "Dear Mary & Steve, I could not believe that you don't have Ray Malmstrom's only CO2 plan so here is the plan, article and mag cover (in colour) to set this right. I've made a couple of these, at full-size for CO2 and a 70% version for capacitor-electric - both are great flyers. I'll send a photo along by different e-mail [main pic]. Cheers,
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User commentsRay Malmstrom. Capable of the most academic scale models, but nightmarish designs as well, spilt out of a witch's cauldron on a dark, thunderous night. If air modelling were a subject for psychiatry (cast the first stone, I dare you!) he would justify a separate post-graduation :)
Miguel - 25/07/2022
Dear Mike, they could be all you said and a bit more, but for us that were weaned on Modele Reduit d'Avion plans, Mr Ray Malmström's plans were almost easy-peachy no? Although one might need a road map to reach a workable (i.e. one from which we could actually work from) plan. All the parts were there, you just needed to look them up.
Also you needed not look at the name on the plan. You KNEW they were from his pen. And they were FUN to look at, especially those from the 1950s and '60s.
Arn - 25/07/2022
I believe you're taking my mental 'diagnosis' a bit too literally, Looking at his plans, the least-conventional ones show off a vivid imagination and a most healthy sense of fun. He must have had a ball building those and having the guts to fly them!
Besides, madness itself doesn't need to be taken as something negative, remember the Arab dictum "Mock not the mad because they were touched by the finger of Allah", or words to that effect.
Summing up, half of RM's plans were dingbat crazy, and thankfully so :)
Miguel - 26/07/2022
Yes Mike I took your words at face value. With you it's difficult to know when you are speaking your mind - or something else, like here.
So we do agree - Mr RM work should be preserved in these hallowed (internet) pages.
I couldn't agree with you more. Maybe this winter we'll be able to build a model or two from this honoured 'stable' - either in their original form or using Depron instead. What would Mr RM have done if he had access to this stuff?? Most likely he would have used it!
Arn - 26/07/2022
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