5 Giant Steps, Project 4 (oz3069)


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5 Giant Steps, Project 4. Built up rubber model. This is part 4 of 5 parts in the MAN beginner course titled '5 Giant Steps' from 1961.

Quote: "This is an aeromodelling course. It includes five models from the simplest glider to an engine powered free flight model. It was designed by the late Peter Chinn for 'Model Airplane News' and published in 1961. The models are beautifully conceived and they all fly extremely well. The engine powered free flight model is really nice and out of the rut of the common sports FF model. It can be enlarged for radio control operation. This plan has been solicited in the past and it seems to me it was quite difficult to find. Enjoy and greetings from Colombia!"

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5 Giant Steps, Project 4 (oz3069) by Peter Chinn 1961 - model pic

  • (oz3069)
    5 Giant Steps, Project 4
    by Peter Chinn
    from Model Airplane News
    30in span
    Rubber F/F
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 19/06/2012
    Filesize: 481KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Edubarca
    Downloads: 3923

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Hello sir - I am Prabal, 14 years of age, from India. I have built this aircraft from your website: "5 Giant Steps, Project 4". It flies wonderfully and is an excellent summertime project. It was for our Solar Aircraft Competition. I am attaching few images [more pics 003, 004]. I wish they be included along with the basic aircraft picture. It was scaled to 46" wing span.
PrabalSharma - 05/08/2016
Thank you Prabal. It's great to hear that young people are still interested in scratch-building, and fascinating to see how new technologies - like solar energy - are being used alongside the 'old' skills. If you have any more models built from Outerzone plans, we'd love to see pictures.
SteveWMD - 05/08/2016
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