Vought OS2U Kingfisher (oz14464)

 

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Vought OS2U Kingfisher. Radio control scale model for electric power. Wingspan 36 in, wing area 252 sq in.

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Quote: "I drew this OS2U-1 Kingfisher from a 3-view I downloaded from Chance-Vought's web site. The pre-WWII color scheme is from a bird attached to the USS Pennsylvania.

Structure is balsa and light ply, covered with document lamination film and painted with several different paints. The pilot and the turtledeck behind him are foam, and they come out as a unit to change batteries and access the radio. The base coat is Pactra flat spray light grey enamel, the yellow and red are Tamiya flat acylics, and the blue is Apple Barrel (!) acrylic. I did the markings on stickybacked transparent labels, then painted in the details (except for the stars-and-meatballs; those are all laser printer). The dummy engine and instrument panel were printed onto laser labels, which were then glued to a grey and white painted acetate.

I did stretch the nose a bit, to make it less likely to be tail heavy, and I did adjust some other proportions. Wing area is 252 sq inches and RTF weight is 17 ounces. Power is a Skatty XT450 brushless outrunner, powered by a 3S1320 lipo battery.

I built the fuselage on a jig, made from two parallel music wire rods (waxed, to avoid sticking). Jig panels are tack-glued to bulkheads, then carefully cut out after longerons are done. The tail cone is foam, as is the gun ring (cut from a foam coffee cup!).

The landing gear wires plugged into tubes sewn & glued to bulkheads and weren't CA'd in until after the model is covered (only the front struts are real, the aft struts are actually elastic thread). The rudder was controlled by a pull-pull, using braided fishing line and bent wire ends, with 'T' shape rudder end soldered from brass and music wire.

The model was very tame and an easy flier, but I did have trouble with the ailerons not centering due to the cable loosening. So, I pulled out the gear and retired the model as a display item."

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  • (oz14464)
    Vought OS2U Kingfisher
    by Bill Bowne
    2008 
    36in span
    Scale Electric R/C LowWing Military
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 03/03/2023
    Filesize: 1240KB
    Format: • PDFvector • CADfile
    Credit*: BillBowne
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"A Bowne a day keeps the castor oil away!"
Keep 'em coming, Bill, I remember your plans from an era when the s400 was young :)
Miguel - 28/03/2023
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