Alert (oz299)


Alert (oz299) by Michael Latorre 2008 - plan thumbnail

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Alert. Modern redrawn plan (2008) of the 1940s pylon FF gas job.

The Alert (oz4909) design first appered in Air Trails, December 1942. This here is a later redrawn plan.


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Alert (oz299) by Michael Latorre 2008 - model pic


Alert (oz299) by Michael Latorre 2008 - pic 003.jpg
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Thank you for publishing my aircraft photo. best regards
IvanKratkoczk├Ż - 12/04/2013
Nice job on your Alert.. That one is on my "Bucket List". What diesel did you power it with?
Al and the Greyhounds
Al Robinson - 27/06/2023
For that wingspan I would think a .19-.21 diesel would haul it up pretty good, the plan shows a Forster .29 ignition. If I build one, it would end up with a Forster .29 or E.D. Hunter 3.46 because I have both in my engine collection.
Douglas Babb - 27/06/2023
The picture is rather blurry, but I think I recognize an MVVS Junior 2 cc diesel. @cc might seem a bit small for such a plane but they are excellent engines, I have one in a Lazy Bee.
Warren Brown - 28/06/2023
From 1990 or so on until most of the guys aged out around 2010, there were 8 or 9 Alerts powered by either the 3.46 or the 3.25 Hunter for SAM Free Flight Competition at Taft and later Lost Hills. It was a good combination and with the availability of the 3.25 guys could fly in both Class A and Class B Spark Ignition classes., (The Ed Hunter counted as a pre 1950 diesel, so could fly in spark ignition classes under SAM rules.)
Mike Myers - 28/06/2023
Hello. That's right, it's a Junior 2ccm. With 6 cc of fuel and good thermals, it doesn't want to go down. The start from the ground and from the hand is comfortable. I built another one.
Aletr SVK - 07/06/2024
Seeing the Alert today in your column, I thought I'd send you a couple of shots [pics 003, 004]of the reduced size Half-A version I made many years ago in the early 1990s. That's our son Anthony holding it at an Old Timer competition when we came 1st and 2nd with it at Cow Pat field in Dayboro, Queensland. You may ask why the venue is called "Cow Pat Field!"
By the way, I came second, Anthony was the winner.
Cheers for now,
John French - 08/06/2024
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