Fieseler Storch. Scale RC gas model of the German STOL aircraft. Scale is 1/4, for a span of 140in. Powered by a Laser 300 V-twin 4 stroke 50cc engine. Zipfile of 3 x jpgs at 72 dpi.
Note this plan is available as a free download from designer's own website at
http://www.paoloseverin.it/Fieseler/Fieseler%20Download/FieselerDownload.html along with a 14 page build article (in three languages) that explains the construction. Also there is a 48 page photo-album pdf download, too.
Quote: "I had heard many stories on the Fieseler Storch, but I had never seen one, other than in world war two old movies or in books and magazines.
Being a lover of slow flying, of the very slow landings, I got hooked by listening to the many legends about it and became for me imperative to build one.
I therefore started to get acquainted so as to have a good three views drawing, buying some from the www.bobsairdoc.com website, but among the three or four three view drawings that I received from the USA there were not two alike. I decided to stick to the most realistic one. Still on the internet on the site www.hinkleymall.com/storch.html, I purchased for $40 (you don’t go broke just gambling) a big book containing more than 200 copies of original drawings from the Fieseler factory.
Most of them were elevation views of as built details, not too useful for the project, even though interesting. However were included very precious drawings of the wing original airfoil, with the slats on the leading edge, the flaps and ailerons showing precisely the hinge points, in addition to the test results in the wind tunnel.
I had noticed some intriguing details of the fuselage steel structure which fascinated me. I then began to 'nurture' the project. I was pondering on how to solve this or that detail, trying always to find solutions that were as close as possible to the original one, but the picture that kept coming back to my mind was the steel structure of the fuselage. I started to evaluate if it was possible to build the fuselage like the one of the full scale airplane, some time before I had found small tubes in stainless steel in various diameter size , thick only 2,5 tens of millimiter. After some calculation i was amazed: a 1/4 scale fuselage over 2m long would have weighted a little over one and half kilogram. I could not believe it. I recalculate but the result was the same. So I said 'same as the full scale or nothing! and I decided to start. One hand on my heart and one on the wallet, I ordered over 40m of small tubes in different sizes,worth about Euro 300, from the company Castiglioni of Milano (see www.castiglioni-tubi.it) . The stuff arrived right before the Christmas holidays during which I started to work.
The project. After scanning the 3 view drawings I began to simulate various scales on the computer and i decided to go with 1/4 scale. The model that came out had a wingspan of 354cm, length 242 cm and 175 sq dm of wing area. A true beast! Just for precaution, before moving on, I measured out the car and calculated that by removing the stabilizer probably was going to fit..."
Update 26/11/2018: Added 3rd page to the zipfile, showing fuselage structure, thanks to Pit.
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