Pussycat (oz15115)

 

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Pussycat. Rubber sport model.

Note the Pussycat (oz13226) design first appeared in MB, July 1989. This here is the Pussycat as later kitted by Lee's Hobbies.

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Quote: "The Pussycat was designed by Dick Baxter for beginning modelers as the next step beyond the stick fuselage designs; the motor is entirely enclosed within the fuselage. Flights of over 70 seconds are common.

The design was published in Model Builder, July 1989, pages 52-55. The article was written by Walt Mooney with a plan drawn by him. That plan includes drawings for optional tricycle landing gear.

The picture [mainpic] shows my plane with removable landing gear. I replaced the 1/16" square bottom cross piece directly below the wing leading edge with two 1/16" x 1/8" pieces, with the 1/8" direction vertical, just far enough apart to make a snug fit for 0.025" steel landing gear wire. The forward one fits between the vertical 1/16" square pieces. The aft one is notched on its lower corners to fit over and between the longerons. The wire is a snug friction fit, so the landing gear may be removed, if desired. The wire has a center section that forms three sides of a rectangle, 1/8" high and just wide enough to fit snugly between the longerons, 3/4" apart. The legs are 2 3/8" long, splayed out 30 degrees. The 3/16" horizontal axles hold the 3/4" plastic wheels, with 1/8" bent down to hold the wheels on.

The missing pieces from the sheet balsa are rectangles with 1/8" holes in the exact center to fit the Peck nose button. The plug pieces are 3/4" wide and 5/8" high. The faces are 7/8" wide and 3/4" high. Note the alternating grain direction.

The length of the rubber strip varied a bit. I have one recorded as 25" long. I also have an inventory showing 12 of the 1/16" square sticks. Dick Baxter recommends a 6" Peck prop for the Pussycat.

Dick's larger 16 inch Big Pussycat was published in Flying Models, see https://store.flying-models.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1331"

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  • (oz15115)
    Pussycat
    by Dick Baxter
    from Lees Hobbies
    1997 
    12in span
    Rubber F/F Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 07/02/2024
    Filesize: 341KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: GaryHinze
    Downloads: 231

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