Explorer (oz14149)

 

Explorer (oz14149) by Lou Andrews 1954 - plan thumbnail

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Guillows Explorer. Radio control sport trainer model. Wingspan 56 in, wing area 560 sq in, for .15 to .25 engines.

Quote: "Ideal R/C ship for beginner and expert. Capable of performing all AMA precision and aerobatic maneuvers, depending upon the type of radio equipment installed."

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Quote: "Steve and Mary, While this isn't the full plan, I'm working to get the bottom portion (the top view of the fuse). However a model could be produced from the file as is. I was amazed to see this model, when I'd never heard of it before. I've been around longer than the plan, but not by much. I think this was designed in 1954. Lou Andrews, of H-Ray (oz658) fame, did a lot of model designs and participated in many competitions. Guillows plans later attributed the design to another, but I believe this is the work of Lou Andrews, as it looks very much like his Trixter Beam (oz2864), and the smaller Vanguard (oz7918), which came later. A nice build log, and notes about how well it flies can be found on RCG. I'll replace this file ASAP if I get a full sheet. Many thanks for a great site!, Hobiepilot"

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Explorer (oz14149) by Lou Andrews 1954 - model pic

Datafile:
  • (oz14149)
    Explorer
    by Lou Andrews
    from Guillows
    1954 
    56in span
    IC R/C Cabin
    clean :)
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 11/10/2022
    Filesize: 2599KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Hobiepilot
    Downloads: 545

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Construction blog at: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3348659-Guillow-s-Explorer
pit - 24/10/2022
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