Stits Junior (oz2874)

 

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Stits Jr. Control line scale model.

Quote: "Building a model at 2in to the foot scale usually results in a large-size craft even if a small plane is used as the prototype. In the case of the 'Stits Jr.' however, we find the opposite to be true because this ship holds the claim to be 'World's Smallest'.

The configuration of the Stits Jr lends itself very well to control line flying with its short tail moment and large tail surfaces. It is not recommended for advanced stunting, however, due to its short span and high wing loading.

Before starting construction bear in mind the all-important weight factor. Following the grade of wood indicated on the plans and depending on the engine used, the finished model should weigh no more than 18 ounces. The model also had a tendency towards nose heaviness, but this was corrected by using a 1/8 plywood rudder.

Build the wing in one piece. crack the leading and trailing edges at the center for the proper dihedral angle and cement the 1/16 plywood gussets in place at the breaks. Add the bellerank and the lead-out wires but not the end plates. These go on after the wing is covered but before water-shrinking the paper.

The fuselage is built directly onto the wing. Using soft 1/4 in sheet, cut two identical pieces..."

Quote: "Here is a nice control line scale Stits Jr. from Air Trails, June 1951. This is a full size plan scan all cleaned up for everyone to enjoy. This was in a multi plan pack consisting of the Stits, Korker, Jezebel and 1/2 Twin."

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Update 07/02/2017: Added article pages, thanks to Newtmagick.

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  • (oz2874)
    Stits Junior
    by Aubrey Kochman
    from Air Trails
    June 1951 
    18in span
    Tags: Scale IC C/L
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 04/05/2012
    Filesize: 367KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: theshadow, fantasyflyer_plan_collection

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User comments

Well, the Stits Junior - I really went askew on this plan. I increase the size by hundred and 50% and made it a brushless RC 4 channel [more pics 004, 005]. I want to thank you for all that you do I really enjoy creating model aircraft.
Larry - 11/08/2016
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Scaling

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.

 

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