Snow White (oz1839)

 

Snow White (oz1839) by Martin Bridge from Aeromodeller 1955 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Snow White. Free flight sport model, with easy build sheet balsa construction. For .75 - 1 cc power. From Aeromodeller, May 1955.

Quote: "40 inch free flight design with new easy-to-build sheet fuselage construction featuring tongued formers and slotted sides.

SNOW WHITE was designed primarily as a good looking sports model. Construction is strong and simple and can be tackled with confidence by anyone with even the most limited experience. An E.D. Bee powered the original, but the Mills .75, Allbon Merlin or Spitfire can be substituted. The designer has had hours of trouble-free flying with the all white prototype and trimming is simplicity itself.

Construction. Start on the Fuselage by cutting out all the formers and the 3/23 in sheet sides. Check the former tongues in the notches in the sides. Bend the undercarriage from 14 swg piano wire and bind to the ply formers with thread. Join the sides with the formers, cementing carefully, especially around the ply joints and cement in the hardwood bearers.

When dry, drill the engine mount holes and fix the 6 BA bolts. Add the 1/16 top and bottom fuselage sheeting, celluloid windscreen, dowelling and ply tailskid. Bind and solder the undercarriage legs together and construct the cowling as detailed.

The wings are quite straightforward. For ease of construction, the wing thickness does not taper. Thus the ribs only require tapering rear of the main span. The wing section is thin to give a fast scale flying speed. Start construction by notching the TE and pinning it down on the plan, followed by the rear spar, wing ribs, 1/4 x 1/4 LE, and the main spar. Use hard stock for the spars. Cement the 1/32 LE sheeting carefully to the LE, ribs and the main spar. Build the centre section incorporating the ply dihedral brace and cement the wing panels in place, leaving them to dry at the correct dihedral angle..."

Update 16/05/2016: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

Update 17/05/2016: article page, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

Supplementary file notes

Previous scan version.
Article page, text & pics.

Corrections?

Did we get something wrong with these details about this plan (especially the datafile)? That happens sometimes. You can help us fix it.
Add a correction

Snow White (oz1839) by Martin Bridge from Aeromodeller 1955 - model pic

Datafile:

Snow White (oz1839) by Martin Bridge from Aeromodeller 1955 - pic 003.jpg
003.jpg

Do you have a photo you'd like to submit for this page? Then email admin@outerzone.co.uk

User comments

No comments yet for this plan. Got something to say about this one?
Add a comment

 

 
 

Download File(s):
  • Snow White (oz1839)
  • Plan File Filesize: 261KB Filename: Snow_White_40in_oz1839.pdf
  • Supplement Filesize: 824KB Filename: Snow_White_40in_oz1839_article.pdf
  • Supplement Filesize: 832KB Filename: Snow_White_40in_oz1839_previous.pdf
  • help with downloads
 

Notes

* Credit field

The Credit field in the Outerzone database is designed to recognise and credit the hard work done in scanning and digitally cleaning these vintage and old timer model aircraft plans to get them into a usable format. Currently, it is also used to credit people simply for uploading the plan to a forum on the internet. Which is not quite the same thing. This will change soon. Probably.

Scaling

This model plan (like all plans on Outerzone) is supposedly scaled correctly and supposedly will print out nicely at the right size. But that doesn't always happen. If you are about to start building a model plane using this free plan, you are strongly advised to check the scaling very, very carefully before cutting any balsa wood.

 

Terms of Use

© Outerzone, 2011-2022.

All content is free to download for personal use.

For non-personal use and/or publication: plans, photos, excerpts, links etc may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Outerzone with appropriate and specific direction to the original content i.e. a direct hyperlink back to the Outerzone source page.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site's owner is strictly prohibited. If we discover that content is being stolen, we will consider filing a formal DMCA notice.