Macs Minnie (oz1755)


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Mac's Minnie. Single channel RC model, for Cox Pee Wee power. From American Modeler, August 1958. Also appears in Aeromodeller Annual 1960, where this 24in span, 9oz AUW model is described as "ultra lightweight radio control model flying".

Quote: "This aroused great interest among many modelers who have seen it. We present the plans here. Even if you don't want to make an exact copy you can get general dimensions from Minnie and alter her appearance to suit you.

Since we'd had very good results from previous mid-wingers, we felt a 2-footer of this style would be a good choice. The large open cockpit worked out well; it is plenty large to take any equipment we want to put in. As the plans were sketched Minnie looked more and more like a diminutive Goodyear racer, so we added a plastic canopy, pilot, and cheek cowls to further the illusion. Engine was side-mounted to give the model an exceptionally 'clean' look from the side as well as top and bottom.

Power plant had to be the little Cox .020. At the outset we wondered whether this engine would have the pep to carry a model of 9 to 10 oz and afford decent climb and performance..."

Update 09/09/2016: article pages, text & pics added, thanks to GeneRock & JeffMac.

Update 01/08/2018: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, scanned from fullsize at 400 dpi, thanks to dfritzke.

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