Deuzio (oz2601)


Deuzio (oz2601) by Christian Menget  1969 - plan thumbnail

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Deuzio. Rubber competition model. !969 International Coupe d'Hiver Challenge winner.

Quote: "Christian Menget's 1969 Coupe d'Hiver challenge winner Deuzio. A well-proven 36 inch wingspan contest duration model to the popular International specification for the Winter Cup.

WHEN CHRISTIAN MENGET won this year's 25th Coupe d'Hiver contest, held at Chevcnay near. Paris, it was no 'out of the blue' victory for him, as he has for several years consistently placed well in this type of contest.

The Deuzio is of orthodox design, but in keeping with the French (Lanndeau) line of thought, is larger than its British counterparts. The reliability of this design is evident - Christian won the contest with the model which he built two years ago.

Construction is quite simple, but great care must be taken over selection of the wood used in order to achieve as light an airframe as possible. consistent with adequate strength.

The fuselage is started by selecting four longerons of medium-hard 3/32 in square strip of equal strength and density. Pin two of these longerons over the side elevation by placing pins either side to prevent splitting the wood. Next add the 3/32 in medium sheet nose doublers, ply mounts and tail fill-in pieces. Carefully cut the vertical 3/32 in sq med balsa spacers to length and glue in position - followed by the diagonal braces.

Remove from the board and build the other side - noting that the diagonal braces should he in the opposite direction. When dry, remove from board and add the medium-soft 1/32 in sheet covering to the nose section, then add the 3/32 in sheet cross braces at the motor peg positions - ensuring that this section is square and true. When dry, draw the tail together, adding the sheet fill-in pieces..."

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Deuzio (oz2601) by Christian Menget  1969 - model pic

  • (oz2601)
    by Christian Menget
    from Aeromodeller
    December 1969 
    37in span
    Rubber F/F
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 17/10/2014
    Filesize: 292KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: JJ
    Downloads: 1947

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Brilliant! This model was the inspiration for my career in Coupe and such designs as the 'Crown Agent' which met with some success: thank you Christian.
Peter Carter - 22/03/2022
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