Little Sport (oz3743)
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Little Sport. Free flight power sport model.
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NOte this plan also featured in 'Air Trails: Classic Flying Models, Fall 1979'.
Quote: "Little Sport By ROBERT W MILLER. Here is a Class A model for .039 size engines which should please the heart of any model builder. Our first thought was of size, a large enough model to take the bite out of the average engine in this smaller class and give us a ship which would be a pleasure to fly.
A rugged frame was the next thing in order and by using hard balsa in practically every point of construction, plus a covering of Silkspan SGM, a model of unusual strength evolves. With a combination of this sort you will have a sport job second to none and one which you never need leave at home because it's too windy to fly.
A spark ignition Arden .099 was used as the test powerplant in this model with fine results, but for those who would want to glow plug it, merely watch the balance of the ship and keep the tail construction light while beefing up the nose with hard balsa cowling blocks, etc. A Cub .074 glow plug engine is an excellent size for ignitionless operation.
The fuselage sides are built in the usual manner, one on top of the other. The 1/2 in x 3/16 balsa runners at the front of the fuselage are cemented to the 3/16 sq fuselage side pieces during their construction, and it is advisable to cut them to the window outline and notch them before they are cemented in place..."
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