Erla 5A (oz3006)

 

Erla 5A (oz3006) by Walt Mooney 1987 - plan thumbnail

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Erla 5A. Jumbo scale rubber model. In the article Walt Mooney explains this plan and colour scheme is for a 1/12 scale model of the last (VW-engined) Erla 5a in existence, which he initially saw flying over Summenthal, Switzerland in a colour photo in Aug 84 Airplane Monthly.

Quote: "Here is another Walt Mooney jumbo gem, the Erla 5A from MB issue 05-87. The centerfold plan indicates the scale red trim locations on the otherwise all white color aircraft."

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Update 10/9/2023: Added article, thanks to MB2020.

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  • (oz3006)
    Erla 5A
    by Walt Mooney
    from Model Builder
    May 1987 
    36in span
    Scale Rubber F/F LowWing Civil
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 06/06/2012
    Filesize: 333KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: theshadow
    Downloads: 1987

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Hello Steve, Just thought I'd drop a quick note and tell you that I built this plane in 1988 at approx. 31% scale by using the 3"=1'-0" side of an architect's scale and measuring straight off of the plans in the magazine. I powered it with a 52cc chainsaw engine that I modded and fabbed a mount and muffler for, the fuel tank was a soldered up quart can that bar-b-q lighter fluid had been purchased in. 100mm diameter Dubro pneumatic wheels were used on the carefully crafted (but very heavy) undercarriage. Being at that time a new father making ends meet, I researched propeller shapes of that era and carved my own, it was surprisingly easy and rather relaxing, taking about 3 hours each from start to finish, with most of it done while watching television... Oh well, it brought back some good old memories to see those plans again! Take care
GusRaiford - 05/04/2013
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