Stomper (oz4653)

 

Stomper (oz4653) by George Fuller from Aeromodeller 1953 - plan thumbnail

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Stomper. Free flight power contest design. 48in span, 330 sq in area, 10oz weight.

Quote: "An easy to build, easy to fly contest design, for the 1.5's. Stomper, by George Fuller.

WHEN George Fuller builds a contest model, the main points he considers are:

(1) Simplicity
(2) Cheapness
(3) Ease of Trimming

Stomper was therefore designed with the three factors in mind. Three Stompers were built in 1952. All have proved to be good flyers and they were placed high in three out of the five contests entered: 3rd Croydon Gala. 3rd West Essex Gala. 1st South Midland Gala.

As a good example of 'quickie' construction it is an ideal model for the beginner, and will take any engine of 1 cc - 1.5 cc.

Construction. Draw plan of Fuselage on 1/16 sheet balsa then pin down to flat board. Add 1/2 x 1/8 in longerons and spacers. Cement in the 1/4 in sheet thoroughly and add engine bearers. When dry, remove pins. Do not remove from board but add other 1/16 sheet side. Then remove from board, trim off surplus balsa and sandpaper well. Cover with Light-weight Modelspan and give two coats of clear dope plus one of Banana oil.

Wing mounts can then be added, well cemented and pinned to the friae-lage, then reinforced with cotton gauze for extra strength. Drill holes and add 1/8 in wing and tail fixing dowels. Then cement the tail mounts in place, making sure they are tilted up on starboard side.

Tailplane is quite straightforward and no difficulty should arise. Utmost care must be taken to see that there are no warps (to prevent this, add a few drops of castor oil to the dope)..."

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  • (oz4653)
    Stomper
    by George Fuller
    from Aeromodeller
    February 1953 
    48in span
    IC F/F
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 27/07/2013
    Filesize: 134KB
    Format: • PDFvector • CADfile
    Credit*: hogal

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