Bristol Scout (oz2527)

 

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Bristol Scout. All-sheet, semi-scale free flight design for 0.3 - 0.5cc motors. December 1975 Aeromodeller.

Quote: "THERE ARE, or have been, so many attractive full sized aircraft that when the scale modeller is looking for inspiration, very often he is spoilt for choice. If, like myself, you enjoy R/C scale, it is a most frustrating thought that it is impossible for one person to make even a fraction of the models he would like to, in the available time. In an effort to get some of the most attractive planes out of my system, I hit upon the free-flight all-sheet idea, as represented by my previously published Nieuport II (oz5656) and the Bristol Scout portrayed here. Construction time is minimal while cost, even by today's standards, is low, and flying pleasure so far has been infinite.

At the 1973 Nats, where I flew the Bristol in the calm evenings, I counted no fewer than three Nieuports built from my plan. If a few of you build the Bristol - or, more importantly are encouraged to sit down and draw up your own plans in the same vein, perhaps we could have our own all-sheet scale class at the Nats!

For the uninitiated, the Bristol Scout was one of the higher performance Scouts used by the Royal Flying Corps during the early part of World War I, and like the Sopwith Tabloid (another 'sitter' for the all-sheet treatment) was developed from a pre-war racing machine. It was not long before the Bullet, as it became affectionately known, was armed with a variety of guns, but the absence of a suitable interrupter gear meant that most of the arrangements for fire-power were home-made. This did not prevent Major LG Hawker from gaining the Victoria Cross for shooting down three enemy machines in one combat. I could not locate a photo of his machine, but a description in Profile No 139 indicates a mounting as shown in the photos of my model..."

Update 23/12/2016: added article, thanks to RFJ.

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