Cessna 310 (oz2476)


Cessna 310 (oz2476) by H Williamson from Model Airplane News 1956 - plan thumbnail

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Cessna 310. Scale twin for control line.

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Quote: "Cessna 310 By HARRY A WILLIAMSON. This twin-engined scale job is nice airplane, as pilots would say. No involved fancy stuff, but real looking. On .15 engines, good power reserve.

OUTSTANDING performance and appearance distinguish the Cessna 310 as a 'hot' competitor in the currently booming light-twin, executive plane market. This latest addition to Cessna's line of business and private aircraft is just about the 'schmaltziest' ship flying today.

Powered by two, 6-cylinder, Continental engines, rated at 240 h.p. each, the '310' cruises at 190 mph plus on only 60% power with a full gross load of 4,600 pounds. Top speed is in excess of 220 mph! The excellent single-engine performance of this ship endears it to the hearts of the pilots and gives it that nice, comfortable margin of safety so desirable in executive transports.

The luxuriously appointed cabin, with its foam-rubber seats, provides ample room for a total of five people. The sharp, downward slope of the nose provides excellent visability when taxiing and in flight. Truly, this is an outstandingly modern airplane and it's all yours for only $49,950! When we first saw a picture of the '310' some time back, it was love at first sight. Since we were smitten and couldn't afford to buy the real thing, the next best thing was to whip up a model version. The results are presented to you on these pages.

We wrote to the Cessna factory in Wichita, requesting a set of scale drawings and some performance poop, and their generosity helped us draw up a ship that is as true to scale as possible. The only deviation from true scale is the addition of 1/2in to the gear length, to provide adequate prop clearance.

This model is built to a scale of 1 in equals 1 ft, giving it a 36 in wing-span. At first glance this may seem a bit on the small side for the two .15 engines but scale models have a strong tendency to come out on the heavy side, and the extra power is then needed to insure good performance.

Construction of the '310' is not at all difficult, but should be tackled only after the drawings and text are completely understood. The materials used are all commonly available in most hobby shops.

The design of the model is 'standard' throughout - nothing unusual or tricky. The nacelle design may seem a little out of the ordinary by virtue of the plywood keels, but this feature was incorporated to provide a strong, vibration-free engine mount, in addition to providing a point for secure gear attachment."

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Cessna 310 (oz2476) by H Williamson from Model Airplane News 1956 - model pic

  • (oz2476)
    Cessna 310
    by H Williamson
    from Model Airplane News
    36in span
    Scale IC C/L LowWing Multi Civil
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 23/02/2012
    Filesize: 647KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: flyerflorio

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Anyone have a better scan? Thanks!
awesome - 16/08/2020
What is wrong with the plan? I've used the pdf (resized) to generate a set of working drawings for a smaller wingspan model, and did not find any irregularities due to the scanning. Are you trying to scale the low-res thumbnail?
Dave D - 17/08/2020
The wing looks warped - as if the original plan was flat on the scanner. Does anyone have a good copy?
AJ - 03/09/2020
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