Ascender (oz3771)


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Ascender. Canard pusher sport model. From the July 1951 Aeromodeller comes the Ascender by Australian expert Jim Fullarton. A canard for 0.75 to 1.5 cc motors.

Quote: "THIS design started back in 1944, when the disclosure of such types as the Miles 'Libellula' and the Curtiss 'Ascender' inspired me to attempt a semi-scale prototype for a canard lightplane. Two different designs were built before the 'Bee' version, which has been lost in a creek for some months, placed second at our Nationals, and is still going strong, attracting great interest and causing much amusement at every appearance.

CONSTRUCTION is quite simple, but weight distribution needs to be watched, trying to keep the rear end as light as possible. Fuselage construction follows the usual practice, and must be extra strong, as a nose down landing with so much weight aft sets up severe stresses. Double cement all those joints!

Before inserting the nosewheel assembly in the fuselage, bolt it to the piece of ply, then cut the bolts off short and rivet them over. Bind the top of the legs very firmly with strong thread, and cement heavily.

For the wing, prepare leading and trailing edges first, the lattter being planed and sanded to a triangular section, and notched..."

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