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Mercury Magna. Free flight sport model. Plan says: re-traced by Rolie Lelliot 26-8-1988.
Quote: "Hi Steve. Attached a copy of the Mercury Magna which is on the most wanted list by Danny M... Rgds,"
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Quote: "The Magna is a free-flight cabin monoplane of simple construction and stable flying characteristics making it most suitable as an introductory model to power flying. As long as you have built one or two gliders or rubber jobs of orthodox construction, the building and flying of the Magna will present no difficulties. The Magna is designed for small diesels of 0.5 to 0.75cc capacity. Details of recommended prop sizes for various motors are given on the plan and should be adhered to. Most of the building instructions are on the plan and the following building sequence will help to reduce building time to a minimum..."
Update 25/05/2017: Replaced this plan with a much clearer copy, thanks to NicholasTucker who sent in new scans along with complete printwood scans, kit instructions, also two box art pics. Nice work :)
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User commentsThank you very much Steve & Ron. This is a sentimental favourite and I shall post a photo when it's built. Regards from the land of the kangaroo,
DannyM - 02/11/2013
Just checked the Mercury Magna was first mentioned in Trade Notes of the November 1953 AeroModeller. There is a Mercury advert for the Magna in the December 1953 Aeromodeller as well as a photo of the prototype in the Trade Notes. The date you have of 1965 is not correct. I was interested as this was the second power model I built as a 15 year old. Going to build another one now. Thanks for publishing all the these plans for us. From Northampton UK,
Paul Barford - 01/03/2021
Got it, fixed now. 1953. Many thanks,
SteveWMD - 01/03/2021
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