Eastbourne Monoplane (oz15301)

 

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Eastbourne Monoplane. Radio control scale model. Wingspan 71 in, wing area 890 sq in.

Quote: "Though it doesn't have quite the same lines as Anita Ekberg, it also comes from Sweden. We are proud to present Par Lundqvist's faithfully reproduced Eastbourne Monoplane, for .30 to .40 engines and 4 channel R/C.

The Eastbourne Monoplane presented here is a Stand-Off Scale model for .30 to .40 engines. It is guaranteed to bring out the old nostalgia feelings of aircraft of that era, complete with very low airspeeds, the singing of the wires, and a whispering exhaust.

The EAC (Eastbourne Air Corporation) Monoplane is without a doubt an old timer, but in its time it was a very modern aircraft, being one of the first to use ailerons instead of wing warp for roll control. This particular model has gone through a long period of evolution and rebuilding as more material became available, and is now considered to be an extremely accurate reproduction.

The Eastbourne is an easy model to build, utilizing old and proven techniques, with only few exceptions. The 1/4 in square balsa locking braces between each fuselage vertical brace (see Section C-C) results in a much stronger fuselage with very little additional weight.

Another unusual feature is the use of 1/64 plywood for the front section of the fuselage. The wing is built in two pieces, and attached to the fuselage with the wire in a tube method as commonly used in R/C sailplanes. Flying wires effectively take care of the necessary strength and rigidity.

The unusual configuration of the original aircraft also requires some rather original and unique tail surface hinging and operating methods. But there is nothing actually difficult about them, and everything is fully detailed on the plans and in the photographs.

The Eastbourne Monoplane is the most fun to fly of any model I have owned. It flies completely realistically, very slowly but perfectly controllable. The full size one was a low altitude airplane, and the model should be flown that way. While it is capable of loops and rolls with the proper airspeed and power, it is more fun to fly it and to see it perform in the manner in which the real one did."

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  • (oz15301)
    Eastbourne Monoplane
    by Par Lundqvist
    from RCMplans (ref:776)
    September 1979 
    71in span
    Scale IC R/C
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 11/05/2024
    Filesize: 2741KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: theshadow
    Downloads: 468

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