Snoopy Trainer (oz1489)

 

Snoopy Trainer (oz1489) by Norbert Dembinsky from American Aircraft Modeler 1972 - plan thumbnail

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Snoopy Trainer. RC trainer for .15 to .35 engines. Span 48in, wing area 430 sq in.

Update 03/05/2021: Added article, thanks to rocketpilot.

Quote: "The models presented in past magazine articles tend to favor the contest type airplane. The medium size weekend or sport type airplane has been somewhat forgotten. The Snoopy Trainer was designed to fill the gap for the guys who like to fly the medium size airplane for sport or relaxation on the weekends.

The Snoopy Trainer can be placed in the luggage compartment of automobiles without removing the wing which eliminates carrying extra pieces to and from the field. This design takes advantage of the small, lightweight radio sets - the frontal area of the fuselage is low in order to compensate for the thick airfoil section which is needed for smooth and forgiving characteristics. A semi-symmetrical airfoil section is used for better wind penetration, inverted flight and easier handling.

The ailerons have been added for lateral stability and increase control due to the absence of dihedral in the wing. The standard two wheel landing gear is used to keep the construction and control linkages simplified. Many fliers would like to get away from the trike gear high and low wing lookalikes but still have good performance. Rough grass fields have been no detriment to the ground handling ability of the Snoopy Trainer.

The Top Flite Headmaster (oz7295) kit was used as the basis for the design and modified into a not so lookalike. After the mods were made, the model looked ugly and dead. A Snoopy pilot was carved from a block of balsa and placed onto the top of the wing, the model livened up, hence the name 'Snoopy Trainer'.

A great deal can be learned from flying this plane and it will forgive you for all but the most egregious errors. Construction is so simple and straightforward that you can build it from the plans without reference to any explanatory text..."

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