Small Talk (oz3222)


Small Talk (oz3222) by WA Pollard from Model Aircraft 1958 - plan thumbnail

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Small Talk. Free flight sportster for 0.5 - 1cc engines. From Model Aircraft January 1958.

Quote: "A free flight Sportster, for 0.5 - 1 cc engines. Small Talk, by WA Pollard.

THE heading photo not only shows off to advantage the pleasing lines of this attractive little model, but also bears witness to its flying ability, for the model was by no means 'unaired' when the picture was taken. A Frog 50 and an ED Bee (with radial mounting adaptor plate) powered the original models, but any 0.5 to 1 cc motor can be used, while the new Frog 80 is ideal.

Note that the longerons are of 3/16 in sq, whereas the spacers are only 1/8 in sq fitted flush with the inside of the fiaselage, so that there is a 1/16 in gap between them and the tissue covering. This space is occupied at the nose and tail by the 1/16 in sheeting which is therefore flush with the outside of the longerons.

Build the starboard side first, face down on the plan, fitting the 1/16 in sheeting before the spacers. Next build the port side face upwards on top of the starboard, this time putting in the spacers before the 1/16 in sheet.

Cut out the fuselage formers, bend the 20 G wire tail skid and attach to F4, then assemble the two sides with F1 and F2 and check for squareness. Complete the structure in the vicinity of the cabin, if necessary clamping the sheeting over the nose to assist bending. Join the rear end of the fuselage, then fit F4 and the remaining spacers..."

Quote: "These are not my scans but taken from the scans of the magazine by Zoe Quilter and held on Colin Ushers site. These have then been worked on by me."

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