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Debutante - completed model photo more pics (2)

by Vic Smeed
from Aeromodeller
December 1952 
40in span
Tags: IC F/F Cabin Trainer
all formers complete :)
got article :)

This plan was found online 25/03/2011 at:
Outerzone planID: oz14 | Filesize: 824KB | Format: • PDFbitmap • PDFvector • CADfile | Credit*: orange&white, hogal


About this Plan

Vic Smeed design, a high-winged cabin model, trainer style. Tricycle undercarriage layout.

Quote: - "Debutante is probably one of the most popular plans from the pen of Vic Smeed. It was presented as a free plan in the December issue with full size parts printed in the magazine. It was also presented as part of the 'Especially for beginners' series and so the article contains a wealth of information. I built one many years ago and fitted the ubiquitous Mills .75. I remember have loads of fun with it. I have also seen scaled up versions for RC so we really have a versatile design here which is pleasing to the eye."

Supplementary files

Article pages, text and pics. Detailed build instructions inc many pics, thanks to hogal.
CAD redrawn plan in PDFvector format, from hogal.

CAD file

This plan is available for download in CAD format.


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User comments

Hello Steve and Mary, I thought photos of Vic Smeed's Debutante would be useful to add to the one associated with the plan. Having built the original 40" in my youth, I scaled the plan up to 150% and 200% - 60" and 80" span and both versions shown in the photos [more pics 003, 004]. Both converted to electric motor and RC. Doped tissue over mylar covered. Regards
JohnLaird - 06/04/2016
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