Weymann Lepere (oz4308)


Weymann Lepere (oz4308) by Dave Linstrum 1999 - plan thumbnail

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Weymann Lepere. Peanut scale parasol model.

Quote: "Dave Linstrum presents his Peanut version of a between-the-wars French observation a/c.

Doc Martin of my MIAMA club built one of these ages ago to fly in the Opa Locka Blimp Hangar and early US Indoor Champs at West Baden in the 100 foot Atrium of the Northwood Institute. With a strong Farman influence, including the distinctive fin, this silver and black all-metal military design has great proportions for a Peanut. We have simplified Doc's design to make it easier for novices, but if you build it light, it will be a great flier.You may want to use dihedral for stability.

Are you ready to build this military flyer? The skele-ton photo will show the major framework assembled and the plans are fully annotated, so we won't give you step-by-step assembly instructions here.

It is best to add some details like ID numbers, trim etc. before covering, but after any airbrushing of tissue. Cover using thin white glue - remember no dope any-where on model. A #8 and #5 Indian ink technical pen make a great pair for lettering and control outlines, etc. It is non-smear and permanent.

We have found that trimming high-wing monoplanes like this one is easier if you build in some down and right thrust, adjusting for a loose right hand circle in the climb. Outdoors the glide is a minor part of flight and indoor the prop should turn in cruise until touchdown. The CG balance point should be as shown on side view. Add strip solder under nose to adjust - we prefer this to plasticine, although that is traditional.

Be sure you have the correct wing washout at tips. A bit of washin (TE low) in the right wing, or a paper trim tab bent down, can keep the right wing up in a turn.

Attention, Mon Ami! Let's go look for the Boche, who may be building tip his airborne might again after the VersaillesTreaty. Let's be part of French history as we go on a Golden Age dawn patrol. Bonne Chance!"

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