Sun Duster (oz15310)


Sun Duster (oz15310) by OFW Fisher 1947 - plan thumbnail

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Sun Duster. Free flight power model. Wingspan 62 in.

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Quote: "Hi Mary, Please see attached a plan for the 62” wingspan Sun Duster, another lovely design by O.F.W. (Peter) Fisher who ran Performance Kits. This is another little known design, which he first flew in 1947, when he would have been only 14 years old. This design was, as far as I know, never kitted or published, but only ever supplied as a plan.

The plan for this came from the estate of the late John Kemp, via his friend David Hill. John Kemp was a close friend of the late Peter Fisher and had a number of Peter Fisher’s plans. I have been working with David Hill to get these plans repaired, scanned and cleaned up, so they could be posted on Outerzone. Best wishes, Mark Robinson"


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Sun Duster (oz15310) by OFW Fisher 1947 - model pic

  • (oz15310)
    Sun Duster
    by OFW Fisher
    from Performance Kits
    62in span
    IC F/F
    clean :)
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 07/05/2024
    Filesize: 1858KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: MarkRobinson
    Downloads: 345

Sun Duster (oz15310) by OFW Fisher 1947 - pic 003.jpg

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3 sizes of Sun Duster were built by John Kemp with the encouragement of Peter Fisher. One of them, powered by a Stentor ignition engine, is shown on the cover of Peter Fisher's book on Model Engines, though surprisingly there was no acknowledgement of the fact by Fisher himself. The Stentor was a particularly powerful example.
One of John Kemp's Sun Dusters won the Sigma Trophy Contest for ignition powered models in 1988, 1989 and 1990. He won the trophy again in 1991 with a Cloud Elf.
David Hill - 24/05/2024
Aha, got it. Have added a pic [edit: moved now, see pic 003], from the cover of that book "Collector's Guide to Model Aero Engines" by OFW Fisher, photo found online at Many thanks.
SteveWMD - 24/05/2024
The plan shown here is for the SUN DUSTER . I have the plan . The photo to the right is for the GREATER DUSTER ! It was powered by the Stentor 6 c.c. spark engine . In Peter's book , page 96 top left is a photo of the Sun Duster . Note the landing gear (undercarriage details as for the plan entry today (24 May, 2024). Page 98 overleaf shows the Greater Duster with a very different landing gear arrangement . It was a larger version and probably preceded the Sun Duster . The latter is a 1946 design and my plan shows a 4.5 c.c. Majesco spark engine . The wheels are shown as 3 inch baloon and the landing gear is mounted on the most forward bulkhead , pure Peter Fisher . The gear on the Greater Duster appears to be mounted a bit further back and may be of greater diameter . It has dual legs on either side of the fuselage . These two models and their respective photo images are often mixed up . The fins and underfins of these two models are quite different making it easier to differentiate between them ! Peter's photos show this quite clearly . Hope this helps !
Allen Wale - 24/05/2024
Ah. Right. Can you save us all some time and just send in a pic of the correct model? I don't have the book physically here, as I said this photo of the book cover was found online. See my comment above. But you do have the book. Thanks.
SteveWMD - 24/05/2024
I do not have a photo of the correct model , but you can have a choice of photos by going to the Vintage Model Works web site and scrolling down to the vintage/historic entry and when the contents double bar appears click on aircraft kits where the first kit shows several different images of 'Sunduster' models which if you click on the thumbnails and wait a few seconds you get a much enlarged image ! You can go crazy trying to decide which one to select ! Now if someone could only find a plan for the Greater Duster and send it to Outerzone !
I believe a/some photos of 'Sunduster' appear in your Gallery file .
Allen Wale - 24/05/2024
Allen, they all look the same to me. That's why we have the wrong picture up here just now. That's how we got here. That's the problem we are trying to solve. Do you not think it might be best if you - the person who does know which one is the right picture - simply send it in?
SteveWMD - 24/05/2024
For the avoidance of doubt, there are no pics of this Sun Duster design in our gallery.
SteveWMD - 24/05/2024
Essentially they are the same, but with subtle differences. I had all versions in my possession, but passed them on to somebody else, and am trying to retrieve photos. The original drawings for the Greater Duster were in pencil on the back of other plans.
David Hill - 24/05/2024
Ok, done. Finally. Have added a new model photo [main pic] with thanks to Skippy. Moved the questionable photo (of the Greater Sunduster) down to pic 003. Thanks for your help David.
SteveWMD - 24/05/2024
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