Piper Pawnee (oz3157)


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Piper Pawnee. Scale model for control line. Competition winning model.

Quote: "The farmers of the Southwest have for many years been accustomed to the sight of the two-winged aircraft that zoom below tree-top level distributing their load of dust to the unsuspecting insects. Occasionally, while out hoeing corn, a fellow almost has to duck to keep from being hit with a wheel.

This model builder in particular has been on the lookout for a different (non-military for a change) ship that could rack up extra points necessary to compete with the retractable gear ships. The Pawnee, featuring an operating dusting unit, lights, workable wing flaps, throttle control and operating cockpit controls seemed to be a winning answer.

A quick glance at the plans may rapidly discourage the average model builder from approaching the project, but don't become disheartened. Attacking each part progressively, this model will be found to be no more difficult than any other scale ship. Construction time will just be a little longer.

The advanced modeler will wish to include all the 'goodies.' The novice may wish to eliminate such time consuming features as the dusting unit, cockpit controls, lights, etc. Either way, a heautiful ship can be produced.

Start construction by cutting out fuseage formers 3 to 7 from 1/4 in balsa (note center section to be cut from each one) and formers 1 and 2 from 1/8 in plywood. Cut out the two fuselage sides from 1/8 in sheet balsa being sure to mark former locations. Join the rear of the two fuselage sides together, insert and glue formers 7 to 3 respectively. Bind the main landing gear to former 2 with soft wire. Position and glue formers 2, 1 and plywood bell crank mount. Insert motor mounts and glue well.

The trap door could be built in now. Cut the door from tin stock and solder a piece of 1/16 in brass tubing on one side to act as a hinge. Also solder one end of 1/32 piano wire spring to the door. Insert 1/32 piano wire hinge support through the tubing hinge and punch wire through formers 2 and 3..."

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Update 10/11/2012: replaced this plan with a clearer version, thanks to theshadow.

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Piper Pawnee (oz3157) by Don Mowrer 1961 - model pic

  • (oz3157)
    Piper Pawnee
    by Don Mowrer
    from Model Airplane News
    October 1961 
    36in span
    Scale IC C/L LowWing Civil
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 27/07/2012
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Hi Steve and Mary, I'm sending you my pictures of my latest project in quarantine, the Piper Pawnee of Don Mowrer plan oz3157 [main pic, 006-007]. This plan is very accurate in scale, but there are some problems with firewall and nose, is inaccurate, the same with the formers of stringers of rear fuselage are very shorts and no touch the stringers. This model was adapted for electric power and radio control with 4 channels. I hope enjoy this beautiful crop duster. Greetings from Colombia.
Carlos Alfonso - 13/05/2020
Hola Carlos Alfonso. Lindo te quedó el Pawnee. Yo estoy construyendo el de Britannia pero con motor de caucho. Translation: Your Pawnee came out very nice. I am presently building the Britannia rubber powered kit. Felicitaciones, Congratulations
EDUARDO, also from Colombia.
Eduardo - 14/05/2020
I also built the Piper rubber powered,but for a .049 engine and control line.
it flew very well.
Thanks a lot Mr Eduardo
Carlos Bolaños - 03/12/2021
It is nice to see the Piper Pawnee. My father designed and built the 1/4 scale for national competition. On the first competitive flight, he accidentally opened the hopper and dusted the judges with baby powder. It carried enough powder to make two dusting runs, so the judges really smelled sweet.
Douglas Graham - 19/12/2022
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