Flutterbus (oz4138)


Flutterbus (oz4138) by Keith Laumer 1961 - plan thumbnail

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Flutterbus. Beginner's stick rubber model.

Quote: "Flutterbus. Get on the right step with Keith Laumer's neat little 18 inch rubber driven design for the novice.

FLUTTERBUS IS A rubber-powered ROG model of simple design and construction, which will give you the opportunity to learn the tricks of power adjustment - and have a lot of fun at the same time.

Select hard 1/8 in x 1/4 in balsa for the motor stick. Taper a strip of 1/8 in square and cement to the underside. Cut the triangular nose piece from hard 1/8 in balsa and notch it to fit over the motor stick. Use a piece of brass tubing to cut the hole for the hardwood thrust button.

Cut the landing gear legs from hard 1/16 in sheet, cement in place then cut the 1/16 in pylon and make a slot in the top of the fuselage to receive it. Cement it lightly in place. Bend the rear motor hook/tail skid from 18 swg piano wire and fit in place. Cut the tailplane and rudder from soft 1/32 in balsa, round the edges, dope, sand and cement in place. Cut wheels from hard balsa, insert and bend pins, and cement to landing gear legs.

Cut out two each of all ribs from medium 1/16 in balsa. Place leading edge, trailing edge and spar on plan; cement in position and add wing tips. While the wing structure is drying..."

Quote: "...plans I got around to scanning and stitching. I hope they're useful - the originals were quite grotty! Flutterbus is second in a series introducing beginners to aero modelling from 1961. The other plans (1-Whizzler, 3-SureFlyer and 4-SharpScooter) are already on your site so this completes the set! All the best and thanks again for the great site."

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Update 10/03/2016: article pages, text and photos added, thanks to RFJ.

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Flutterbus (oz4138) by Keith Laumer 1961 - model pic

  • (oz4138)
    by Keith Laumer
    from Aeromodeller
    August 1961 
    18in span
    Rubber F/F
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 18/03/2013
    Filesize: 151KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: rmcarter

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