Push-Up oz2395

 

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Submitted to Outerzone: 07/02/2012
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About this Plan

Push-Up - Free flight power pusher model, for 0.5cc power.

Quote: "A cartoon that flies! Designed by Ray Malmstrom.

An aerobod friend suggested recently that it would be fun if I turned one of my cartoon drawings into an actual real-life model. The idea seemed good, and I certainly did not tell him that quite a lot of aeromodelling pals already hold the opinion that ALL my models are cartoon jobs anyway! However, with the approach of Christmas and the festive season I took the plunge - Push up, complete with George and girl friend, is the result. The real joke is of course, that Push-up flies, and flies well, urged aloft by an E.D. 46. I must add that George and his little lady are not essential to Pushup's performance; heave 'em out, or pop 'em in, take your choice.

Seriously, if you are looking for a small job, suitable for the 0.5cc power group, want a change from the eternal 'prop-in-the-front' job, and like landings that always leave the prop in one piece - get going on a Pushup. Your pals may smile at her comely lines, but they'll sneak off and build one when they see yours riding the airwaves.

The plan shows all parts full-size. Sketches below give the stages in construction. Drill the mounting holes oversize for the Dart and Frog 50 to provide sufficient side-thrust adjustment. Cut tank from a toothbrush container... "

Update 19/10/2018: Added 'letter' file, thanks to Gene. This is an extract from AVANZ News no 150, showing a copy of letter from Ray Malstrom sent to then 13 year old Neville Mines, in 1959. The letter including drawings of the crew figures for the Push-up model.

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Letter file.

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oz2395 datafile

Push-Up  
by Ray Malmstrom
from Model Aircraft
December 1956 
25in span
Tags: IC F/F Pusher
all formers complete :)
got article :)

 

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Just added some great photos of the Push-Up, thanks to Guizzo17 [model photo & more pics 003-005]. Here's a link to his build thread on RCGroups: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2956463-Ray-Malmstrom-s-Push-up%21
Mary - 04/09/2018
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