Pizza Platter (oz14005)


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Pizza Platter. Control line sport model. Wingspan 10 in.

Quote: "If you're like most people, you eat your Pizza and throw the cardboard platter away. But not me. I throw the pizza away and fly the platter! But then, if you're like most modelers, you'll economize by eating the pizza and flying the platter.

The Pizza Platter is undoubtedly the cheapest plane you'll ever build! You can get a 10-inch platter at any local pizza house simply for the asking or you can cut one out of cardboard.

In addition, you need only furnish an engine, a scrap of balsa and plywood, a couple of left-over lengths of piano wire, a wheel from a broken toy truck, a tin can and a bit of cloth. By adding some glue in the right places, you'll have a very maneuverable plane that will out-race and out-stunt any compar-able powered ready-made plastic job on the market!

Building the Pizza Platter is so simple that I hesitate to bother with construc-tion formalities. You may follow this procedure in case you are among the inexperienced:

(1) Cut out the motor recess in the platter noting that one cut is deeper to give the engine outward thrust.

(2) Glue in the plywood motor mount and top brace mount.

(3) Bend nose gear and bind to lower motor mount. Glue in place.

(4) Cut the elevator and bind with cloth hinges.

(5) Snip the bellcrank and control horn from the tin can. Glue on control horn, Then, attach the bell-crank with a screw being sure to add a couple of washers on either side of the bellcrank.

(6) Glue on the lead-out guide, and lead-out wires and install the gush-rod.

(7) Finally, bend the two rear landing gear wires, bind to plywood and insert with glue in the platter by notching a slot for them.

You may finish your model with a fancy paint job if you wish but it is only necessary to dope around the motor mounts with two coats of fuelproof dope, After painting, you're ready to fly..."

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Update 26/8/2022: Added vectorPDF and CAD (dxf and dwg) versions of this plan, thanks to Valeria367.

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Pizza Platter (oz14005) by Don Mowrer 1966 - model pic

  • (oz14005)
    Pizza Platter
    by Don Mowrer
    from Model Airplane News
    June 1966 
    10in span
    IC C/L
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 04/08/2022
    Filesize: 137KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap • PDFvector • CADfile
    Credit*: theshadow
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