Piper Pacer (oz2034)

 

Piper Pacer (oz2034) by Vic Dubery from Aeromodeller 1952 - plan thumbnail

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Piper Pacer. A 14.5 inch span FF scale rubber. Scale is 1/24. Aeromodeller, May 1952

Quote: "THE Piper Pacer is the twentieth design to come from the famous Piper company. Derived from the Vagabond, it is the modern version of the old 'Family Cruiser'. It is smaller than the latter but still seats four passengers in about the same space as a Renault baby car.

The model is exact scale in outline and sections, except for the airscrew and tail. It is, however, essentially meant as a flying model, not for the super-detail fiends and an alternative tailplane is shown. With this it is quite a nice little flyer. It is interesting to note that the scale down-thrust proved just right on the model.

The fuselage sides should be built first on the shaded details, ignoring the rest. When removed, add formers F6, F7 and F8 followed by the window-sill longeron accurately cut to length. Then bend the two sides at F8 to conform to the plan view and assemble with the spacers shown. Now add F2, F3, F4, F5, W la (which overlaps on outside of top long-erons), WI and F9. The (authentic) stringers can now be put on and the front up to F3, F6 and F5 covered with 1/32 in sheet.

Make the 1/4 in sheet sides of the engine cowling accurately and add oversize top and bottom pieces. Square up the front ends with a sandpaper block, cement to F2 and add F1. Make the nose-block with plug and push into place before carving the whole of the front to shape in accordance with Fl, F2 and the side and top views on the plan.

The remainder of the model is straightforward, but care should be taken to get the undercarriage assembly true..."

Added PDFvector plan tracing, thanks to hogal.

Quote: "Piper Pacer from the pen of Vic Dubery. At 14½in wingspan the model is designed essentially as a rubber powered flying model, that it possesses relatively scale like outlines (tail and prop are excluded) is a bonus. Keep it light and I reckon you would have one sweet model to play with. Enjoy the plans and if you do decide to build from them please exercise extreme caution and measure well before cutting."

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Piper Pacer (oz2034) by Vic Dubery from Aeromodeller 1952 - model pic

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Hi Mary and Steve, I share with you my little rubber powered Piper Pacer plan oz2034 [pics 006,007]. I hope you enjoy this beautiful plane. Greetings from Colombia,
Carlos Alfonso - 24/05/2020
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