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PZL P 8 II  
by Doug McHard
from Aeromodeller
16in span
Tags: Scale Rubber F/F Military Fighter
all formers complete :)
got article :)

This plan was found online 16/11/2011 at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19867287&postcount=17
Outerzone planID: oz1793 | Filesize: 264KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: algy2


About this Plan

PZL P8 II - Free flight rubber model of the gull-winged Polish fighter.

Quote: "I have simplified the design a bit, but the vital personality of the original aeroplane has not been lost. It is a super subject, and yet this elegant in-line engined prototype with its long nose and slab sided fuselage has been neglected by modellers in favour of the snub-nosed radial engined production machine. The longer nose means that little or no ballast is needed, and if you keep the weight to less than 20 grams, an 18in loop of 1/8 Tan 2 will give you over a minute duration.

The detailed plan and photographs contain all the building information that you will need. One or two points should however be borne in mind. After making up the angled wing-building board, photocopy or trace the wing plan and place it over the board, being very careful to ensure that rib R3 is exactly lined up over the angle break. The PZL gull wing is particularly elegant, but models of it often have an ugle, angular appearance. The reason for this is that the upper surface is not cranked shaply at the angle break, but is an almost continuous curve from root to outer panel. Alo the thickest of the wing does not come at the widest chord..."

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Dear Steve, I was surprised to find that the McHard PZL was published by the Aeromodeller in 1995 because I bought the original at the Hendon auction of Doug's models some ten years ago without really realising what it was! Anyway as the pictures show [see more pics 004-006] it's beautifully made and as the article says incredibly light. I do intend to fly it now but not before I've replaced the original rubber.
RichardFalconer - 28/07/2014
I have build and successfully flown the model based on the plans by JD McHard I could get via your web page. If you find it worth it you could publish the attached photos [more pics 007-011].
MichalKaja_Warsaw_Poland - 07/08/2018
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