Astro Hog (oz4756)


Astro Hog (oz4756) by Fred Dunn from Model Airplane News 1958 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Astro Hog. Radio control sport model. Classic RC design, essentially the first successful low-wing RC model.

This is the Astro Hog plan as originally printed in MAN. Fred Dunn's from Model Airplane News issue 04-58 courtesy of theshadow.

Quote: "Ailerons and the low wing - out of this world manuverability - an airplane to top anything so far in multi RC .

A low winger for radio-control? What's the deal? Well, give a listen fellows for some interesting clues from one of the most gratifyiong RC projects this modeler has ever had the pleasure of exploiting

The Astro made its first contest appearance in Sept '57 at Turlock, Calif, and walked off with 1st place in Multi-Advanced after Dunham rang up 239.6 points. Since then, the Astro has enjoyed victory at every major meet attended, the latest (at the time of writing) being the contest in Albuquerque, New mexico, where Dunham demonstrated the ship's ability to win out even in high-elevation country.

I have been swamped with requests for data and design specs, I'll never know how the word spread so fast, but now I fully realise how eager many others have been to see a new look in RC model aircraft design. Let's take a peek at some of the interesting features of the low-winger as revealed by the Astro-Hog.

Our Astros, thus far, have been equipped exclusively with multi-channel radio gear. No regard has been given to other control systems..."

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Update 19/11/2016: Added alternate version of the same plan, thanks to Bernd57. This Uncle Willie drawing shows the complete wing layout.

Supplementary file notes

Article pages, thanks to Bernd57. Added missing page, now complete, thanks to RFJ.

Alternate plan version.


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Astro Hog (oz4756) by Fred Dunn from Model Airplane News 1958 - model pic

  • (oz4756)
    Astro Hog 
    by Fred Dunn
    from Model Airplane News
    April 1958 
    72in span
    IC R/C LowWing
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 16/08/2013
    Filesize: 906KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: theshadow, Bernd57

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