Soarcerette (oz4649)

 

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Soarcerette. Radio control slope soarer. A scaled down version of the classic Soarcerer, at 34in span.

Quote: "Here's a quick-to-build 'parcel-shelf' soarer just right for those impromptu flying sessions that always present themselves when you haven't a model! Soarcerette by P Startup.

Why the Soarcerette? Well the legendary Dave Hughes Soarcerer (oz8762) is one of the all time greats in my opinion and the only model, in fact, that I have built more than once, so I scaled it down to 2/3 size.

Although the fuselage is quite small, room is not aproblem. I used World Electronics R/C gear any of the gear available now should be fine usinghg a 100mA or 250mA nicad.

The original weighed in at 10 ounces per square foot, about 11-1/2 ounces all up weight - almost a thermal soarer wing loading., so anything up to 1 lb should be alright, but, of course the lighter you can build it the nicer it will fly. I have not yet fitted a towhook to mine but I reckon a hand towline of about 250 ft in length would give you some great summer evening thermal soaring in the local park.

I cut out all the pieces first whenever I have a few minutes to spare. So the actual time to build an finish the model was about a week of evenings.

Fuselage. Nothing out of the ordinary here if you have built a couple of models before. I used cyano for most of the fuselage, but used PVA for the nose area where the ply is under stress. Do decide, before starting the fuselage, on the layout of your particular gear, as you may need to alter the position of F2 to achieve the best layout, bearing in mind that you will alter its size if you do.

I used the space between F1 and F2 for noseweight only, as I don't like squeezing the radio into little places without any packing..."

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  • (oz4649)
    Soarcerette
    by P Startup
    from Radio Modeller
    February 1986 
    34in span
    Tags: Glider R/C
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 26/07/2013
    Filesize: 228KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: ColonelBlink

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Steve: here is a picture of the Soarcerette which I have just finished from plans I received from you [model photo]. I hope it will fly as good as it looks. Thank you so much for all your great work.
newtmagick - 25/05/2014
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