Hyperion (oz3592)


Hyperion (oz3592) by Les Hayward from Aeromodeller 1952 - plan thumbnail

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Hyperion. Control line team racer model.

Quote: "A 'CLASS A' TEAM RACER that combines good looks with first-class performance. Hyperion, by Les Hayward.

FULL-SIZE plans are fast becoming a most popular feature, and this month we present the first Class A racer to grace our columns. It's a racer with speed and realism, tried and proven through months of practice, and featuring an unusual all-metal cowling. Helping to dissipate the heat of the engine, this aluminium cowl is surprisingly easy to make and attractive.

Construction. Wing. Butt join sheets of 1/16 x 3 in medium balsa and cut to wing outline. Use as a template to make upper wing surfaces allowing 1/2 in extra on the leading edge for camber. Lower surface is then pinned down and ribs cut and cemented in place. A strip of 1/8 in square is sanded to section and cemented 1/16 in back from the leading edge.

Attach bellcrank to a piece of 1/8 in ply by a 6 BA bolt. Lead-out wires and push rods are fitted and secured, then cement the plywood bellcrank mount in place. Small brass tubes should be fitted round the wires in the wing tips.

The upper surface of the port wing can be steamed to shape and cemented in place. When thoroughly dry the lower surface of the wing should be scored along the centre line of the fuselage and 1 inch packing placed under the port wing tip. The upper fuselage of the starboard wing can then be completed in a similar manner and the whole wing trimmed and sanded. Care should be taken not to restrict the bellcrank movement.

Fuselage. Build a crutch using 3/16 in square longerons and 3/16 x 1/8 in. cross members, Nos, 6, 7 and 8 cross members are set above longerons. Formers are then cut and fitted..."

Quote: "Hyperion, this was presented as a full size plan which involved a dimensioned drawing and then a couple of pages with full size parts. The article included extensive building instructions and even detailed how to make the aluminium cowl. The design was from the pen of Les Hayward. As with all my drawings they are CAD tracings from scans of the original magazines. Please take care and measure well if you use them to build with."

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