Staraia 40 (oz14571)


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Staraia. Control line stunt model, for 40 engines. Wingspan 1300 mm.

Note see article file for further drawings of the wing, prop, tank and control linkages.

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Quote: "Hello Mary: encore un plan: Le Staraia 40, un modèle champion d'acrobatie VCC plan encarté dans le Modèle Réduit d'Avion No 420 Septembre 1974.
toutes mes amitiés
Maurice DC"

Quote (google-translated from the French): "MODEL AIRPLANE NO 420 September 1974. The Staraia 40. Text by Serge DELABARDE.

I have the great pleasure of counting among my best comrades, a good number of well-known or ignored Soviet modellers, among whom one, in particular, Vladimir Eskine, worthy successor of Yuri Sirotkine to the very envied post of champion of the USSR of acrobatics VCC.

Model making in the Soviet Union alone would suffice for an article, its practice is so different from ours, and maybe one day I will have the time to explain it to you in these columns.

Right away, I would like here to thank the organizers, managers and competitors of the USSR for the very warm welcome they gave me in August 1971 in Karkov when I visited them while I was on vacation in the same city.

But who is Vladimir Eskine? A maintenance mechanic at a textile factory in Ivanovo (300 km north-east of Moscow), he was noticed for his skills as a model maker. Since then he has been an aeromodelling instructor (wonderful profession) and although he does not have time to build (3 models in 7 years), he will quickly climb the ladder to become champion of his country.

Now, from March to October every year, he travels the world, Helsinki, Namur, Budapest, Vladivostok, Yalta, etc, so much so that this year we only managed to see each other for about 6 hours in Moscow, so that he was returning from Gorki and that he was preparing to leave for Romania, from where he would return in extremis to compete in the USSR in Minsk.

All trips are paid and lost wages compensated. Professionalism, I don't think so, let's say rather that over there the scale model is a sport like cycling or wrestling and that considered as such by the authorities, it enjoys the same advantages as other sports.

In his models, the only one known to the West is the Staraia since it is the one he used in Helsinki in 68 and 72 and in Namur in 70. Staraia in Russian means 'old'. Why this name? So far he had none and as he enters his eighth year (which says better), the baptism was easy.

I think the plan is clear enough not to have to detail the construction for you, because we can notice that despite some typically Russian details, it remains very simple and therefore within reach of many.

This device is of the single trace type. The main landing gear is fixed on a plate itself bolted on a couple in CTP; the front wheel (here with suspension, which is not recommended by the manufacturer) is fixed to the engine fins by a circumferential flange.

The engine is a home-made Akrobat 40, which we will have the opportunity to talk about again since I received one as a gift last year. In my opinion a good 35 should be suitable for series I and II.

What else can I tell you, except that this model that I had the chance to fly in Helsinki in 72 seemed to me to be very handy and very efficient in angular maneuvers.

I wish good construction to any interested parties, whom I will ask to send me a photo of the finished device in order to send it to V Eskine to thank him for having provided us with the plan of his model.

FUSELAGE: Some couples either in 30/10 or in CTP 15/10 with false couples for the upper rounding and a total coating in balsa 40/10e. Note a 'floor' in 25/10 CTP at the front to receive the tank and a beech frame for the engine. The front wheel is mounted on a fork attached to a tube.

THE WING. Thick symmetrical profile. Ribs in balsa 25/10, leading edge 6 x 5, flat spar in CTP 10/10e with balsa reinforcements. This spar is slotted for fixing the ribs. Trailing edge in two boards of 40/10 thinning in 20/10 and being placed triangularly above and below the tail of notched rib.

TAILPLATE: Taken together with its flap, like the wing flap in a sanded 8/10 balsa board."

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Staraia 40 (oz14571) by Vladimir Eskine 1974 - model pic

  • (oz14571)
    Staraia 40
    by Vladimir Eskine
    from MRA
    September 1974 
    51in span
    IC C/L LowWing
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
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