Hotshot (oz2604)


Hotshot (oz2604) by Ken Marsh 1950 - plan thumbnail

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Hotshot. Control line stunt model. Summer 1950 Model Aviation.

Quote: "After flying small box type stunt jobs for several seasons I decided that it was about time I got out of the rut and built something with a little more eye appeal. The way seemed clear with the advent of larger and more powerful diesels, so I drew up a 36in span design for the light weight Amco 3.5. The main differences between the first model and the one presented in this feature are the addition of the spinner and the substitution of a beam mounting for the powerplant.

The design has generally been prettied up and the final model is a far cry from the purely functional box type. The pull on the lines when flying the Hotshot is quite impressive - and almost has the feel of a 10 cc job. The design faithfully follows the usual West Essex formula of light wing loading and plenty of power. If we have you interested by this time, why not get out the old chopping block and start work. One-third scale plans are provided overleaf. Either scale these up to full size, or send off to the publishers for the Plans Service drawing. Full-size parts are shown on the adjoining page. Trace or pin-prick these patterns on to sheet balsa.

Construction of the constant chord wing is quite simple. Begin by cutting out all the ribs from medium hard 1/16 sheet. The quickest method is to make a 1 mm ply template for the W2 ribs. Push two drawing pins through the template and pack up the heads so that about 1/32in of the points project from the underside. The points will ensure that the template remains fixed while the ribs are being marked on the balsa sheet (or cut out). Note that the four W1 ribs are reduced in thickness to take the 1/16 centre section sheeting..."

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Hotshot (oz2604) by Ken Marsh 1950 - model pic

  • (oz2604)
    by Ken Marsh
    from Model Aviation
    36in span
    IC C/L
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 17/03/2012
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    Credit*: MikeNelson
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