Max Holste MH-152 (oz1837)


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Max Holste MH152. Scale rubber model. Aeromodeller April 1954.

Quote: "MAX HOLSTE could easily have been thinking of Aeromodellers when he designed his M.H. 152 for he gave it proportions almost ideally suited to a flying scale model. The ample tail area needs no increase, and the twin fins are not blanketed by the wide fuselage and so are fully effective.

Two versions of the model were built. The first used a 7in dia. KeilKraft plastic prop driven direct from the motor, and deviated from scale due to a necessarily longer undercarriage, slightly increased fins, and quite a bit of dihedral. The extremely good performance of this prototype encouraged the writer to build a second version utilising a 'Frog' Gearbox to enable the use of a small dia. propeller, and therefore, true scale under-carriage and fins. Tests showed that the flight, too, was more realistic and stability was of a very high order.

Consistent flights of over one minute are easily obtainable from both versions and the direct drive version has on occasion recorded 2:45. Perhaps, then, it is not facetious to suggest that you put your name and address inside the fuselage so that it can be seen through the cabin windows.

Fuselage and Undercarriage. Commence by cutting out and assembling the formers, noticing that Nos 1 and 3 are laminated from two layers of 1/16in sheet, grains crossing. Bend the undercarriage legs to required shape and sew and cement into position..."

Update 01/03/2018: added article, thanks to RFJ.

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