Beatnik (oz3213)


Beatnik (oz3213) by Jim Baguley 1960 - plan thumbnail

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Beatnik. 56in span open class Power FF from Model Aircraft, June 1960. For engines up to 3.5cc size.

Quote: "Beatnik. Open class power model by Jim Baguley.

Jim Baguley's series of articles on power model design, which appeared In Model Aircraft between December 1959 and March 1960, aroused considerable interest both here and overseas. In view of this fact, we have great pleasure in presenting here the plans of Jim's latest power model.

THIS is the sixth development in a particular series, the main improve-ments over earlier versions being structural, and an increase of tailplane chord. The most potent 3.5 cc engine will not prove too powerful for it and the ideal is probably a 19 glowplug motor, by using which the flying weight can be taken down to 14 oz. The original Beatnik weighed 16-1/2 oz with a modified Oliver, and using over-hard balsa all round. The only hard balsa needed is that used for the fuselage longerons.

The construction is very simple enabling building time to be a nominal 20 hours, and while the plan contains ample information for an average person to complete Beatnik, the following general constructional notes will prove of interest.

Fuselage. This component is as slim and simple as practicable, the completely enclosed 10 cc tank being sufficient for any motor up to 3.5 cc. To gain the full advantage from this form of construction the longerons should be made from hard balsa and the sides from soft. The section is sanded and carved to a semi-circular shape at top and bottom as shown.

Wings. The tip shape is a concession to appearance but the construction is essentially practical. Care should always be taken with this type of wing tip to leave no gaps between the parts during assembly, or cement shrinkage may produce excessive warps. A natural and desirable tendency is towards wash-out..."

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