Wackett Boomerang (oz2041)

 

Wackett Boomerang (oz2041) by CA Taylor from Aeromodeller 1951 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Wackett Boomerang. Scale stunt control liner designed by C.A. Taylor. Of 38" span she is designed for motors between 2.5 and 5 cc. It was first published in the June 1951 Aeromodeller. This is a modern redrawn plan in PDFvector format.

Quote: "Charley Taylor and his Boomerang were regular attenders at the 1950 raiiies. This, and the view below, clearly indicate why high marks were always gained for accuracy and construction.

ONE evening my brother and I were glancing casually through a pile of old ATC silhouettes, when we came across one of the Boomerang. Our eyes lit up, and a start was made there and then on the plans for a stunt model. The only drawback, at the time, seemed to be the rather fat fuselage, but subsequent experience has proved this no handicap whatsoever.

The model was more or less built round the Elfin 2.49, (which was the only motor we had which wasn't doing a useful job of work at the time), but is equally suitable for the Amco 3.5, E.D. III and IV, or Mills 2.49, with suitable modifications for mounting.

I set about making the design as simple as possible - this was of great importance to me, as I had built only two flying models before in my life! For the past ten years or so, I had been messing about with solids, as well as lending a hand to my brother when it was needed, so you can well imagine that I felt a little nervous of having a go at a scale stunt job, of all things. However, I set about it as confidently as possible in the circumstances, and, in the end, was more than recompensed by the results.

The Boomerang is more suitable for a scale stunt model than any other aircraft I have come across, except perhaps the Tipsy Jr, and provides an escape from the old rut of slabsiders and semi-scale models. You have to make do with a set design, instead of gathering together your own ideas of a stunt job and making them look attractive.

Flying. A 10 in x 8 in Truflex, cut down to 9 in x 8 in, is used when flying the model for fun, but a 10 in x 6 in wooden prop has been found to be the ideal for comp. flights or windy days. A fairly smooth surface is needed to take off, as the model, with the rather weighty u/c, takes about a quarter of a lap to get off smoothly, though it can be yanked off the deck in a few feet..."

Supplementary file notes

Article pages, text and pics.

CAD file

This plan is available for download in CAD format.

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

Wackett Boomerang (oz2041) by CA Taylor from Aeromodeller 1951 - model pic

Datafile:

ScaleType:
  • CAC_Boomerang | help
    see Wikipedia | search Outerzone


    ScaleType: This (oz2041) is a scale plan. Where possible we link scale plans to Wikipedia, using a text string called ScaleType.

    If we got this right, you now have a couple of direct links (above) to 1. see the Wikipedia page, and 2. search Oz for more plans of this type. If we didn't, then see below.


    Notes:
    ScaleType is formed from the last part of the Wikipedia page address, which here is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAC_Boomerang
    Wikipedia page addresses may well change over time.
    For more obscure types, there currently will be no Wiki page found. We tag these cases as ScaleType = NotFound. These will change over time.
    Corrections? Use the correction form to tell us the new/better ScaleType link we should be using. Thanks.

Wackett Boomerang (oz2041) by CA Taylor from Aeromodeller 1951 - 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

Being now 83 years old (& still able to fly control-line stunt!) I was astonished to see my old ‘Boomerang’ picture & plan by simply Googling it! I might even get round to building another one... anybody got an Elfin 2.49 ?? Cheers everyone,
ChasTaylor - 14/05/2013
Add a comment

 

 
 

Download File(s):
  • Wackett Boomerang (oz2041)
  • Plan File Filesize: 156KB Filename: Wackett_Boomerang_BW_Print_oz2041.pdf
  • Supplement Filesize: 1488KB Filename: Wackett_Boomerang_BW_Print_oz2041_article.pdf
  • CAD Zip Filesize: 453KB Filename: Wackett_Boomerang_BW_Print_oz2041_cad.zip
  • 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, 2011-2021.

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.