Driftwood (oz2839)


Driftwood (oz2839) by Paul Palanek from Model Airplane News 1954 - plan thumbnail

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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.

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