Tipsy Junior (oz1686)


Tipsy Junior (oz1686) by Walt Mooney from Aeromodeller 1955 - plan thumbnail

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Tipsy Junior. Scale power model. Allbon Bambi shown.

Quote: "An 18-1/2 inch span free flight scale model for Bambi owners. Tipsy Junior by Walt Mooney.

The Tipsy Junior is a single place low wing design which has had considerable success as a full scale airplane. It is a simple design with much eye appeal, with its small size and harmonious surface profiles.

This free flight Bambi-powered model of the Tipsy has all the eye appeal and is still fairly simple to build and fly. It does take a little more care in trimming out for flight than say a good high wing sport model, but due to its small size and light weight, it is virtually crash proof.

Fuselage. The fuselage is made up of two sheet balsa sides, with sheet balsa formers and a plywood motor mount. It is best to cut all of these out before starting any assembly. Note that the fuselage sides must be made to the exteneded length shown to account for their curvature in the plan view. Then assemble the fuselage starting with a 3/32 square tail post at the rear. Install the formers working forward..."

Update 08/05/12: Have resized this plan, it seems the correct span is 18.5in, not 21in. Thanks also to MikeNelson for the article page scan.

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Tipsy Junior (oz1686) by Walt Mooney from Aeromodeller 1955 - model pic


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