Lil Abner (oz3724)


Lil Abner (oz3724) by AE Burch from Aeromodeller 1952 - plan thumbnail

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Lil-Abner. Control line stunt model.

Quote from hogal: "Next up is Lil Abner, a control line stunt plane for 3.5cc motors designed by A. E. Burch. This design was developed from the Demon King which was published in the March 1950 Aeromodeller and looking at the two the heritage is obvious, as are the improvements. The article sings praise for the performance of the plane and it certainly looks good, however the banded on wings looks dated even in 1952. Enjoy the design and if you decide to build from the plan please take care and measure twice before cutting."

Quote from article text: "A FLAPPED STUNTER for 3-5c.c. A E BURCH. A FOLLOW-UP from the Demon King which we published in the March 1950 issue, the Lil Abner series by A. E. Burch, has been developed up to Mk. V in the past year, and it is this ultimate form that we publish here. The designer gave us a special faultless demonstration of his prototype, and its simplicity plus high performance left a considerable impression. With 310 square inches for an Amco 3.5 diesel, Lil Abner circulates at between 60 and 65 m.p.h. on 60 ft. lines. It is absolutely smooth to fly, and by virtue of the full span flaps, there is no limit to the manoeuvres it can tackle. Even if an occasional error of judgment should bring unwelcome contact with mother earth, the structure is such that repairs are very rarely necessary."

This is a modern redrawn plan in PDFvector format.

Update 11/11/2020: Added a 2-colour vector BW version of the plan file, thanks to Miguel.

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