Weekend Wonder (oz15205)


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Weekend Wonder. Control line sport trainer model.

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Update 2/4/2024: Added article, thanks to RFJ.

Quote: "Here's one that can be produced faster than it takes to collect the gear necessary to fly the bird. Weekend Wonder, by Don Mowrer.

What are you doing this weekend? Do you have about five dollars burning a hole in your pocket plus about eight hours of free time? What's that? You have never built a model before? Then take off to the nearest hobby shop. pick up the list of supplies, (don't forget the engine) and you'll have yourself some flying fun, Sunday afternoon!

For you experienced modelers, here's a chance to get a cheap stunt ship in the air that will give you the opportunity you've needed to really practice the difficult points of the stunt pattern. The removable wing allows for a few mistakes too. In case of a mishap, just slip on another wing and you're back up there! Well, here goes:

Friday night construction: Fuselage and tail: Begin fuselage construction by cutting out the two sides from 3/32 sheet balsa. Be sure to mark bulkhead locations. Glue in plywood former No.7 (tail gear attached with soft wire) and hold end together with clothes pins. Insert and glue formers 6 through 1 using rubber bands and pins to hold things in place. Be sure to attach 3/32 diameter wire landing gear to No.2 either with J-bolts or with fine wire. Insert and glue motor mounts. Install 1/8 plywood bellcrank mount.

Cut tail surfaces from 3/32 sheet balsa, insert the control horn and attach elevator to stabilizer with cloth strips. Glue to fuselage. Glue on the fin and offset the rudder about 3/4 in. Add balsa blocks.

Position 3/16 harwood dowels behind No.2 and No.4. Install Veco bellcrank. leadout wires and 1/16 piano wire push rod. Cover top and bottom of fuselage with 1/16 sheet balsa (cross grain), add plastic canopy and cover rear top deck with 1/32 balsa. Install 2 x 2 x 1 in gas tank and block in nose.

Wing: Pin down notched trailing edge and bottom spar over plans. Insert and glue all ribs. Then add leading edge, top spar and wing tips. Don't forget the line guides on the inboard wing rib and 3/4 ounce weight on the outboard tip.

Saturday Night: Cover wing with Silkspan. Sand fuselage and paint with two coats of clear dope. Sand again. Paint wing with two coats of clear, and fuselage with two coats of sanding sealer.

Sunday Morning: Finish painting entire model with two more coats of clear and two coats of color dope. Add wheels and engine.

Sunday Afternoon: Attach wing with four good thick rubber bands, wind up the engine and let her go! You'll find this ship very stable and equally responsive. "

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Weekend Wonder (oz15205) by Don Mowrer 1963 - model pic

  • (oz15205)
    Weekend Wonder
    by Don Mowrer
    from Model Airplane News
    August 1963 
    36in span
    IC C/L
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 13/03/2024
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