Driftwood - plan thumbnail image

Driftwood - completed model photo more pics (1)

by Paul Palanek
from Model Airplane News
January 1954 
42in span
Tags: IC F/F
all formers complete :)
got article :)

This plan was found online 27/04/2012 at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21447626&postcount=9634
Outerzone planID: oz2839 | Filesize: 228KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: wtool


About this Plan

Driftwood - 42in span free flight model, tricycle gear, powered by .049 to .074 glo engine. By Paul Palanek Model Airplane News, January 1954.

Quote: - "In Driftwood we tried for a different look in pylon configuration. The engine mounted 'way up the pylon means less broken props. The profile design of the fuselage with pylon and integeral part results in a very simple arrangement. Build-time is reduced considerably. The fuselage lends itself nicely to concealing the nose wheel. Engine mounting permits a low slung design with a simple tri-cycle gear.
The Clark Y airfoil was used because Driftwood is strictly a sport flier. Correct balance is important. Take notice of the CG posjtion. An angle of 2 degress positive incidence is built into the pylon with 1 degree negative in the engine. With minor field adjustments, the above is necessary.
Total span is 42in resulting in 294 sq in of wing area. With careful trimming a Cub .074 can be substituted for the .049 shown. However, the .049 should be used since the model is intended for sport flying only..."

Update 03/07/2017: added article, thanks to RFJ.

Supplementary files



Did we get something wrong with this plan? That happens sometimes. Help us make a correction


User comments

No comments yet for this plan. Got something to say about this one? Click here to Add a comment



* Credit field

The Credit field in the Outerzone database is designed to recognise and credit the hard work done in scanning and digitally cleaning these vintage and old timer model aircraft plans to get them into a usable format. Currently, it is also used to credit people simply for uploading the plan to a forum on the internet. Which is not quite the same thing. This will change soon. Probably.


This model plan (like all plans on Outerzone) is supposedly scaled correctly and supposedly will print out nicely at the right size. But that doesn't always happen. If you are about to start building a model plane using this free plan, you are strongly advised to check the scaling very, very carefully before cutting any balsa wood.


Terms of Use

© Outerzone, 2011-2017.

All content is free to download for personal use.

For non-personal use and/or publication: plans, photos, excerpts, links etc may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Outerzone with appropriate and specific direction to the original content i.e. a direct hyperlink back to the Outerzone source page.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site's owner is strictly prohibited. If we discover that content is being stolen, we will consider filing a formal DMCA notice.