Low Down (oz14221)


Low Down (oz14221) by Bob Bienenstein 1961 - plan thumbnail

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Low Down. Indoor rubber competition model. National Open Winner.

Quote: "Low Down by Bob Bienenstein.

Another Nationals Winner by MAN this one the 160 Class 'C' Indoor Cabin winner in open. Renewed inter-est in Indoor should place this top de-sign by top indoor man on the build-ing schedules for serious modelers.

This class C indoor cabin model is not a one shot winner. The tube type fuselage was used by Milt Huguelet and Frank Cummings with success. This is what prompted me to make my first tube type cabin in 1948. The first one had a pot belly superstructure with one wheel and twin rudders, There were many configurations of the basic design. This is my latest effort incorporating all the good points of its predecessors. The biggest advantage with this design is the ease of handling, which pays off under contest pressure as was shown at the 1960 Tats. All top times in the cabin event were made by the Detroit group using this type design.

A table of weights is given on the plans. If you are inexperienced, don't be dismayed at not being able to build to the weight shown. It is better to have a strong rigid model than a light floppy one, as this will cut more time off than the extra weight will.

Propellor Construction: The most important part of the in-door model is its prop, so take your time and work carefully. The method that use is as follows:

1. Make jig as shown on the plans.
2. Cut blade outline template from 1/16 sheet balsa.
3. Make rib template from tin or ply-wood.
4. Select a sheet 1/16 x 1 x 9 in of approximately 5 lb stock. To check wood for spar stock quality, strip a piece 1/16 sq, bend slightly and hold for a few seconds. If wood springs hack without taking a set, it is a usable piece..."

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Low Down (oz14221) by Bob Bienenstein 1961 - model pic

  • (oz14221)
    Low Down
    by Bob Bienenstein
    from Model Airplane News
    August 1961 
    29in span
    Rubber F/F
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 27/11/2022
    Filesize: 512KB
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