Supermarine Sparrow


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Supermarine Sparrow  
by Hal Cover
from Model Airplane News
April 1956 
37in span
Tags: Scale IC F/F Parasol Civil
all formers complete :)
got article :)

Submitted to Outerzone: 26/09/2012
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Supermarine Sparrow - Free flight power scale model, for .049 engines. Hal Cover's Supermarine Sparrow from Model Airplane News issue 04-56.

Quote: - "In 1924, Supermarine Aviation Works Ltd deviated from its usual sea-going craft to build the Sparrow Mark I. It was built to compete in the British Air Ministry's 1924 competition for dual two-seat lightplanes. The Mark I was a biplane and a stroke of bad luck forced it out of competition.
Two years later saw the Daily Mail contest for lightplanes. The Mark II was entered in this contest but, not being built for speed, could not hold the minimum permissible speed of 50 mph and was disqualified. After this contest, the plane was fitted with three other interchangeable wings with different airfoils. Specifications and performance were: Span 34 ft; Length 23ft 10in; Height 7ft 5in; Area 188 sq ft; Top Speed 63 mph; Low Speed 31 mph; Rate of Climb 5,000 ft in 33 minutes.
The Sparrow makes an excellent model. This is its record: Inglewood Flightmasters Scale Meet, 1954: Sr first place; Scale Finish Tester's Award, San Diego Scale Meet, 1955: High scale points; Sr third place; Nationals, 1955 ST second place; Flightmasters' Scale Meet, 1955: Scale Fidelity Award; Scale Finish Tester's Award; Sr second place.
This should whet your keenness to go places and do things with this model, so let's start construction with the stabilizer...."

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Update 03/07/2017: added complete article, thanks to RFJ.

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