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Heatwave. Open power model for 2.5 - 3.5 cc.
Quote: "British Nationals winner - a current fashion lightweight for maximum open power contest performance. Heatwave, by Mike Green.
OPEN POWER duration models are gradually showing a set pattern of evolution with long fuselage, shallow pylon and rear fin. Mike Green's Heatwave is the latest of a series of such designs and as the 1957 Nationals winner has established a firm reputation for high climb rate. Construction is easy, so why not start yours now for the new season?
Use good quality medium/hard 16 th sheet for the fuselage sides, cement 1/8 sq longerons and spacers in place. Cut out formers of ply and sheet. Then shape and drill engine bearers and temporarily bolt to engine. Cement formers to starboard side and glue or cement in bearers very accurately. The longerons will have to be trimmed to take the bearers. The precise position of F.1 and F.2 will depend on the individual tank and cut-out system chosen. Various holes for the fuel tubing, etc., must also be made before finally glueing. Fix tank and tubing. Then fit the port side and cement the top and bottom spacers. Make box of 1/16 ply for prop saver and cement to F.5. Add sheet to top and bottom - grain direction is optional and proceed with the pylon. The fin can be built and fitted, sheet covering preventing any possibility of warps.
The wing is built in three parts - centre section and tips. Pin down LE and TE. The latter is packed up 1/8 in at the front, and is suitably notched. Insert ribs - -care will obviously have to be taken with the diagonals. Ribs at the dihedral break should be suitably angled. Now notch the ribs and add top spars..."
Quote: "Here is the heatwave plan requested in the wanted ads Steve. This is from the SAM 1066 archive and would request that they are mentioned for all the good work the guys do, I work with them digitizing their UK collection. Regards,"
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User commentsHi Steve. I was interested to see the Heatwave plan on Outerzone. I built that model when it was first published in 1958 (I was 15 years old at the time) and enjoyed it very much. Now I can build another one! :-)) Here's the Aeromodeller article, if it's any use to you. Thanks again for Outerzone. It's truly a world-class operation, and one that I visit at least once a day just to browse, enjoy, and reminisce. Cheers,
Harry - 28/07/2013
Amazing! Having looked for this plan for a very long time a simple 'wanted' ad. produced the goods in no time flat! Thank you Steve and thank you Derick . Another 'Heatwave' will be flying soon. Best wishes,
Jeff - 30/07/2013
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