Lanzo Stick (oz3255)


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Lanzo Stick Winner. Here is Chet Lanzo's 1940 Nats Stick Winner, redrawn in the 06-89 issue of Model Builder magazine by Phil Bernhardt.

Note the Lanzo Stick (oz13262) was first published in Air Trails, Dec 1940. This here is a later copy in MB, fom 1989.

Quote: "Old Timer Model of the Month: 1940 NATS Stick Winner. Design by Chet Lanzo. Drawn by Phil Bernhardt. Text by bill Northrop.

Chet Lanzo's Nationals Stick Winner was originally published in the December 1940 issue of Air Trails. In those days, the average rubber stick job weighed about 8 ounces on 200 square inches of wing area. Chet's 300 square inch model weighed only 9-1/4 ounces, providing a lighter wing loading and improved performance.

Typical of Cleveland area models of the time - and of Chet's designs - the wing featured multi-spar construction. Whether he had it in mind or not, the turbulator effect of the three top spars no doubt contributed considerably to the excellent glide capability. The ship is one of a select few old-timers which has bridged the gap of time - it is very effective in todays Unlimited Rubber event.

The Lanzo Stick mode in the photo [pic 003] was built back in the early 70s by Phil McCary, Boulder City, Nevada. While the original model featured an auto-rudder to obtain a circling glide, Phil quite naturally installed a kick-up stab D/T. His other modification is a 20-inch diameter, 31-inch pitch propeller. The original 19-1/2 inch prop is shown on the drawing.

Phil also installed a short wire skid on the nose and lined the subfin with 1/16 wire to protect the model on D/T landings."

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Lanzo Stick (oz3255) by Chester Lanzo 1989 - model pic

  • (oz3255)
    Lanzo Stick
    by Chester Lanzo
    from Model Builder
    June 1989 
    55in span
    Rubber F/F
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 31/08/2012
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Lanzo Stick was featured twice in Model Builder magazine. June 1989 was second appearance. November 1974 was first appearance. Thus why "1174-O.T." is seen on plan.
Aaron Vose - 04/07/2020
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