L-19 Bird Dog (oz1587)


L-19 Bird Dog (oz1587) by Vince Micchia from Flying Models 1960 - plan thumbnail

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Cessna L-19 Bird Dog. Scale Radio control gas model. Takes .049 motor.

Quote: "Functional radio controlled replica of a fine liaison aircraft. Rugged, capable, stable flyer. Takes an .049, light RC gear, eager attitude.

The Cessna L-19 Bird Dog needs no historical introduction. Every modeler knows the background and important military performance of this fine little ship. It seemed to us to be an ideal choice for a Scale Radio Control design. Three prototypes have proven to be consistent and almost identical flyers, test flown with the following CG receivers: RX1, RT1-3V and Saturn. Any moderate weight radio equipment can be installed, with good results.

For power we have used Cox RR-1 and Golden Bee, due to the convenience of the radial tank mounting. These mills with a 7-2 Tornado prop heve put out sufficient power for repeated R.O.G.'s. So enough of the gab, let's get down to work. Plans are easily scaled up along reference line, by pacing off key dimensions with dividers.

Fuselage: Build two cabin frames from 3/8 x 3/8 balsa, over waxpaper covered plans. Trace and cut out two fuselage sides, from 1/16 x 3in sheet balsa. Cut out two doublers, F1 as detailed. Cement cabin frames to fuselage sides. Use a 1/16 spacer at front of frame, to allow for former F-1 and cement doublers in place.

Cement formers F3 and F4 to both fuselage sides, remembering to trim F4 thru F9 to allow for your torque rod, rubber and escapement.

Shape the 1/8 x 1/4 tail post from plan and cement the rear of model in place. Cement together formers F8, F9, F5 and F6. When dry, position along with formers F7. Next add formers F2 and pre-drilled firewell, with nuts at-tached. Firmly cement former F16 in place.

Position formers F14 and F15 level with top cabin sides. When dry cement in cross-braces and hold-down dowels. Front cross-brace should be notched to take dowels..."

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