Pussyfoot (oz3820)

 

Pussyfoot (oz3820) by Derek du Toit from Aeromodeller 1952 - plan thumbnail

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Pussyfoot. Pylon power model from August 1952 Aeromodeller.

Quote: "WINNER of both the 1/2A Senior Duration and Senior Precision events at the '52 South African Nats, Pussyfoot comes within the giant killer class, for its power unit is the popular ED Bee. With light loading for its total of 382 sq in area, and Civvy Boy (oz10174) type long moment arm fuselage it should also become a useful competition job for open power contests here. Its best flight in the S African contest was 5:21 off a 12.3 seconds engine run. Readers who are interested can judge for themselves that this ratio of 26:1 is no mean figure for only one cc.

All set to build? Well, pin down the plan and let's start with the wing by pinning down the the 1/16 sheet trailing edge and 1/8 x 1/8 LE for the centre portions. Note the curvature required in the lower TE which can be aided with cement smears across the grain on the inside face. Add ribs and pre-sanded trailing edge top, then the upper spar. Lift off the board to fit lower spar, and attach upper and lower sheeting. Tip portions are of similar construction, except for ribs (cut by sandwich method) and trailing edge with webbing, which are of 1/32 sheet instead of 1/16. All panels are butt joined after pre-cementing.

Tailplane construction requires no fancy work and is quite simple, the fin is glued in place after covering and doping. Make certain that the aluminium d/t tubes will not be pulled loose.

Fuselage is also conveniently devoid of frills, and is started by laying out the hard 1/8 sq crutch and adding the bearers. If you decide to fit any-thing other than a 'Bee', now is the time to make arrangements accordingly..."

Quote: "The Pussyfoot is a pylon free flighter which shows an ED Bee up front. Now the Bee, although a very respectable engine, is not reknowned for it's power so it was a shock to see it in this format. However this 46in span model designed by Derek du Toit may well bring the best out of one. Interesting I'm sure. As with all my plans if you do decide to build from it please take extra care and measure twice before cutting, they are only tracings from scans so may contain errors. If you notice any errors please mail me. I will also be sending .dwg files to Steve of Outzone so he can host them on that fantastic site."

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