Max Holste MH.152 (oz1980)
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Max Holste MH-152. Scale power model for .75cc to 1.5cc engines and of 50 inch wingspan, based on an earlier rubber design Max Holste MH.152 (oz1837) by George Woolls. July 1955 Aeromodeller.
For .75 1.5 cc Diesels - a 50 inch Max Holste MH.152, by Colin Read.
ONE OF THE most appealing full-size aircraft suitable for a flying scale model, the French experimental Air Observation Post, Max Holste MH.152 is already a popular subject with free lance model designers. George Woolls presented his diminutive rubber-driven version Max Holste MH.152 (oz1837) in our April '54 issue, and from far and wide we received photo's of power conversions - mostly with the smallest of diesel or glowplug engines.
Colin Read based his model on that same issue, enlarging the model to 50 inches span, and using more or less the same constructional method as with the rubber model, but appropriately strengthened to take the power of a 1.5 cc Allbon Javelin. The result is an attractive near-scale model (there are slight deviations) for easy transport and hours of trouble free sport flying.
Those who have already made the APS Chrislea Super Ace (oz1555) will find something akin to this popular model in the MH.152 with its twin fins and large glasshouse cabin which, incidentally, is the only part of the structure likely to cause difficulty for the beginner. As the fuselage has an outward taper from bottom upwards, and the wing is supported by a parasol strut arrangement, any prospective builder of the MH.152 should really have at least the experience of one power model before tackling this design.
Start construction by cutting out two basic sides from 3/32 in sheet and making up the lower half of F.3 with undercarriage fitted. Join the sides with F.3 and F.4, adding F.6 and pulling together at the nose with F.2, the sides curving around F.2a. A slight crack in the sides will help curvature at this point...
Update 24/10/2018: added article, thanks to RFJ.
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