Messerschmitt Me 262 A-2a (oz14373)


Messerschmitt Me 262 A-2a (oz14373) by Bruno Schmalzgruber 1970 - plan thumbnail

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Messerschmitt Me 262. Radio control scale model German WWII jet fighter. Wingspan 1260 mm, for 5 - 8 cc engines. Tractor prop layout.

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Quote (google-translated from the German): "The model can be flown with a 5cc engine; However, it is better to use a more powerful engine so that the flight image is similar to the large model. A 7.5-8cc engine would be the right drivetrain for this model. A 3-blade propeller should be used as the propeller so that the nose wheel does not get into the propeller circle during take-off or landing. The engine nacelles are only attached as a dummy under the wing.

Only the lightest wood may be used to build the model in order to keep its own weight within acceptable limits. The fuselage has a half-shell construction and is therefore easy to set up without distortion. The rudder unit is built on the building board at the same time and is partly planked. The fuselage halves are then removed from the building board and glued together.

The tailplane consists of solid balsa, which is cut out and sanded accordingly. The same goes for the rudder. There is a great deal of space in the torso for the intestines, which are accessible from below. The tank can be permanently installed or an opening can be created on the underside of the nose of the fuselage, which is closed with a lid. The surface is fully planked and has a slight twist at the ends.

The tricycle landing gear stays on course excellently during take-off and landing. The model can be steered very well with the rudder. The nose wheel should be given a stop so that it cannot bounce further forward on uneven terrain as shown in the plan, otherwise the propeller will be slowed down. The engine nacelles are made of styrofoam and hardly interfere with take-off and landing, even on uneven terrain. A start on a level meadow is possible with a 5cc engine if it still has young strength.

The flight characteristics: The prototype was initially flown with a 5cc Enya, which was later replaced by a 6.5cc engine. With such an engine, the model reaches take-off speed after approx 50 m on a level runway. The model takes off safely by pulling the elevator. However, due to the large wing loading, cavalier launches should be avoided with this model, unless the engine is so powerful that the model can be hung on the bar.

With the rudder alone, there is a good control effect. It is understandable that the Me 262 does not have any special aerobatic requirements. But you can take part in speed races.

When landing you have to get into the habit of letting the model come in at speed. Any starvation and sailing in is forbidden, otherwise there will be shards. Meadow places are better for landings, as the model no longer jumps up if it touches down imprecisely, as can happen on hard slopes. Meadow pitches wonderfully dampen the jumping ability of the model and slow down the speed at the same time.

Specifications of the model: Span 1260 mm, fuselage length 1050 mm, weight approx. 1100 g, ready to fly up to 1700 g, engine 5-8 ccm.

The hull: this is created in a half-shell construction. A flat building board is required for this. Attach straps 16+17 to this board with pins and glue frames 6-11. Then staple frames 2-5 to the building board and glue side part 20, as well as straps 14+15. Fit base 22 and belt 18 after drying. Adjust and glue parts S 1-5.

The skeleton is planked from chords 14+15 to 18 with 3 mm balsa strips, as is the lower part of the vertical tail up to rib S 2, but with 2 mm balsa. After everything has dried well, take the half-shells off the building board and glue them together.

Fit filler blocks 20a and engine mount 12, then fit bulkhead 1. Fit engine and attach fastening nuts. Glue filler blocks 21, parts 23+24, fill the gap between the engine mount and part 23 with balsa strips.

Plank the hull. Glue in the corner blocks 19a, then also part 19. Sand the fuselage, but only when the wing fits the fuselage. Attach the nose gear and finish the canopy. The tank can either be glued firmly into the fuselage or it can later be pushed through the opening previously created in frame 3..."

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Messerschmitt Me 262 A-2a (oz14373) by Bruno Schmalzgruber 1970 - model pic

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    Messerschmitt Me 262 A-2a
    by Bruno Schmalzgruber
    from Modell
    June 1970 
    49in span
    Scale IC R/C LowWing Multi Military Fighter
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 27/01/2023
    Filesize: 573KB
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Wow…another nice plan by Bruno Schmalzgruber! Danke an den Rennfahrer!!!
Pascal Rodesch - 11/02/2023
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