Me 109 (oz14526)

 

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Me 109. Control line stunt model, for Fox .35 engine.

Originally published in Air Trails, Sept 1958. This here is a reprint from RCMW-FSP, July 2015. As hosted on the mac34.fr site [see datafile].

Note this plan is stamped as Archive #001870 from the Cooperative Plans Service. See their website at www.co-op-plans.com

Quote: "The Messerschmitt 109 was chosen as a semi-scale stunt ship for several reasons. Position of the landing gear was conducive to simple fast construction with scale appearance. Wing was also a big factor. The tapered leading edge offered flying advantages and the square tip simplified building.

These features kept construction time to a minimum without sacrifice to appearance or performance.

I have been designing stunt ships for over 10 years and I believe the 109 has more to offer for the least amount of effort than anything I have ever witnessed.

As with most stunt ships this 109 has its own story. It began when we learned we would be able to attend the 1957 Nationals. This being my first time to compete in the Nats, I felt I would need a good semi-scale subject.

I found what I was looking for in the 1954/1955 issue of Air Progress. There was a cutaway drawing of the 109 with color combinations and cockpit detail, in fact, it had more detail than I had hoped for.

A plastic model was assembled to obtain the general outline. Construction was fast, so we had time for a few test hops before the long drive to the Nats.

We arrived at the Nationals late and had to get a motel twenty miles from the flying circle. Bill Netzeband, a new but good friend, was on hand to help us test fly the evening before the big day. Bill thought the best time to compete would be in the morning, so the next day I was up with the chickens..."

Update 28/4/2023: Added article, thanks to RFJ.

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