Winged Victory (oz3938)


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About this Plan

Winged Victory. Free flight gas model.

The Winged Victory (oz5317) was first published in MAN 1937. This here is a later redrawn plan from MB, in 1976.

Quote: "Classic and realistic 1937 old timer, designed by Elbert J Weathers. Article also describes 'Precision Competition', an answer to our shrinking flying sites. Text by Bill Northrop, plans by Al Patterson.

Winged Victory has to be one of the most intricately constructed gas models ever designed and built. In that it is the most scale-like of non-scale models, it has to compare in many ways, except for basic appearance, with Lou Proctor's Antic series.

Elbert 'Joe' Weathers designed this model for a specific competition, an event that we might just take another hard look at, 39 years later. The title was 'Precision-Type Gas Model Contest,' and with today's shrinking flying sites, the dyed-in-the-balsa-dust O/T free flighter who complains about flying room, and the O/T R/C assist specialist who says he ain't gonna tarn it loose without no control, may just have a common meeting ground - so help us Joe 'No-Downthrust' Beshar!

There probably weren't too many duplications of the Winged Victory back in the early days, because Joe's construction techniques were quite beyond the average builder. The cowl alone was a masterpiece of spun and formed sheet metal. However, with today's materials, especially fiberglass and epoxy glue, the model should be a lot easier to recreate now than then. And we gotta contradict our own earlier comments about the precision event - this beauty is a super-natural for R/C! According to our loose calculations, K&B's new .21 (3.5 cc) engine is a perfect powerplant, based on SAM's 225 sq in, area-per-.10 cu in displacement rule.

Incidentally, Joe now lives in the San Diego area of Southern California, and in case some of the photos with this article look a little familiar to our genuine old time modeler readers - they should! We informed Joe of our intentions of republishing the Winged Victory, and lo and behold, he came up with the original negatives of the photos used in the original MAN article. How about that! "

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Winged Victory (oz3938) by Elbert J Weathers 1976 - model pic

  • (oz3938)
    Winged Victory
    by Elbert J Weathers
    from Model Builder
    September 1976 
    60in span
    IC F/F Cabin
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 24/01/2013
    Filesize: 967KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: theshadow
    Downloads: 973

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