Cloud Tramp (oz4264)
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Cloud Tramp. Rubber stick model. Here is Charles H. Grant's Cloud Tramp from Model Airplane News magazine issue 08-54.
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User commentsSee my Cloud Tramp built from plans on your site [see more pics 003]. I made a couple of changes not shown on the plans, a simpler wing mount without rubber bands, and a dual bearing prop hanger so I could adjust the thrust line. The little red spout from a WD-40 can made a perfect bushing in the prop and also for the laminated balsa wheels. Two loops of 1/8" rubber was just about right for my 8" carved balsa prop. I included a free-wheeler prop shaft for a better glide. Mine had a natural right turn in the climb and I just went with it, but the glide opened up a bit with barely a little right turn. Stretch wound with a hand drill, I could pack in nearly 400 turns for a much longer flight than hand wound. I'm sure with a little more adjustment I can get even more performance from the 'ol Tramp. My yard isn't big enough to contain it so I have to drive to a bigger field. Lots of fun for very little effort....
DougSmith - 09/10/2015
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