Austrish (oz2344)


Austrish (oz2344) by Vic Smeed 1984 - plan thumbnail

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Austrish. Free flight power model, for .30-.75 engines. The name is a joke referring to the model looking a little like an Auster, so Auster-ish.

Quote: "Build this simple free-flight sports model for 0.3 to 0.75cc motors, by Vic Smeed.

VIC SMEED has an almost unbelievable record of popular models to his credit. They stretch back into the distant past - all seem to fly well, almost regardless of how they are built! This Auster-ish looking model should provide hours of pleasure either as a simple free-flight sports model or with the now popular radio-assist. Radio-assist tends to be used not as a means of making a model gyrate around the sky but more for keeping a naturally stable model out of the local woods! Whichever way you decide to build your model, let's cut the cackle and get down to Vic's building instructions.

Fuselage: Trace and cut the fuselage sides from medium light balsa sheet. Note that the cabin windows are not cut out. The depth of the sides in the underwing area is a shade over 4in so either a narrow strip must be added to a 4in sheet in the affected area or two 3in sheets must be butt-joined..."

Update 28/11/2017: added article, thanks to RFJ.

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Looking up some old photos and found this for Vic Smeed Austrish [more pics 003]. I made it in 2008. My 8 year old son learnt to fly on this lovely model. It had a Thunder Tigre GP 07 engine 6x3 prop and flew very well. It had functional struts!! A speciality maneuver of this model was a snap roll with full Rudder at cruise!!!!
Khalid Khan - 21/10/2019
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