Westland Lysander (oz1857)

 

Westland Lysander (oz1857) by Howard Boys - plan thumbnail

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Westland Lysander. Giant scale rubber free flight model. Scale is 1/12. This is the Lysander model that is illustrated in the book "Scale Model Aircraft that Fly" by Towner and Boys.

Update 15/12/2015: Added alternate scan file, includes text, thanks to dfritzke.

Supplementary file notes

Alternate scan of the same design. Includes full text instructions. Also a photo of the completed model. Does not show the wing.

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Westland Lysander (oz1857) by Howard Boys - model pic

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I have just built the Lysander and I was having trouble tensioning the motor. On the plan file it says 16 strands of 24” of 1/4” which = 32’ rubber in total. The original plan with the supplement says 8 strands of 36” of 1/4”which = 24’ total. I just thought you’d like to know. Kind Regards, P.S. any tips on tensioning the motor to fit the model would be appreciated.
Lloyd Johnson - 29/12/2023
For rubber models with large motor length and number of strands the motor is usually braided. the propeller assembly will have a stop that captures the prop shaft preventing it from turning while retaining enough winds on the motor to keep some tension on it and prevent bunching or sagging while still allowing the prop to freewheel.
Douglas Babb - 29/12/2023
from the cited book; about tensioning:
https://outerzone.co.uk/books/display_chapter.asp?book=2&chapter=18
pit - 29/12/2023
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