Cloudbuster 48 (oz15374)


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Cloudbuster 48. Radio control sport model, for electric power. Wingspan 48 in, wing area 360 sq in.

Quote: "I have been a fan of Domoremath on YouTube for several years. He builds rubber powered RC models and flies them in a small park in New York City. I was inspired to build several old rubber models but powered by small electric motor and lipos.

In 2020 I built a 32” version of the Comet Cloudbuster (RC Groups Dec. 15 2020). The plan is also in Outerzone see Cloud Buster (oz12749). It few so well that I decided to increase the size by 50%. This was accomplished by scaling the 32” version by 1.5 resulting in 3/16” balsa instead of 1/8” ¾” trailing edge instead of ½” etc.

The resulting model was very easy to build and is a great flyer.

The Cloudbuster 48 has a minimum of pieces to cut. There are only eight diferent wing ribs wings tps stab and rudder parts and a few fuselage formers. The rest is primarily 3/16” sq. balsa. The fuselage is about as big as it could be using 48” long. 3/16” sq. balsa. This is a big model.

The fuselage sides are built over the plan just like when I was a kid. I used Titebond for almost all assembly. The formers and crossmembers are added while the sides are pinned vertically over the plan. I fitted a 1/64” plywood magnetc hatch and sanded the fuselage ready for covering. I finally added the 1/64” ply bottom and the landing gear.

The wing stab and rudder are simple assemblies. I actually build the laminated wing spar over the plan as the first step in wing constructon. Add the trailing edges ribs and leading edges..."

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Quote: "Steve, Here are photos, a pdf and a description of a enlarged rubber model... thanks for doing what you do. Outerzone is a tremendous asset to the modeling community. Jim Zare"

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Cloudbuster 48 (oz15374) by Jim Zare 2023 - model pic

  • (oz15374)
    Cloudbuster 48
    by Jim Zare
    July 2023 
    48in span
    Electric R/C
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 15/06/2024
    Filesize: 298KB
    Format: • PDFvector
    Credit*: JimZare
    Downloads: 434

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