Ross Flyer (oz4827)

 

Ross Flyer (oz4827) by Clark Ross 1967 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

The Ross Flyer. Simple sturdy stick model.

Quote: "A good flyer indoors or out (in calm air), you can build it in a few evenings and fly for months. Good trainer. Ross Flyer, by Clark Ross.

WHAT'S IT FOR? A stick model is for learning about model flying - it's that simple. You can build and fly a stick job all on one weekend, and have a lot of fun, and learn the basics of real (I mean real!) model airplane building. The kind that take off neatly and climb in steady circles right to the top of your school gym, or over the trees at the park. You can fly it most anyplace. Just don't fly in the wind. Choose harder wood for the outdoor model. The indoor type should be kept as light as possible. Soft wood is lighter.

HOW TO BUILD. Choose a flat board you can push or pound pins into. Lay out tail surfaces first, using the lightest wood. Cover plan with Saran Wrap. Place pins on either side of sticks to avoid splitting, (if you use Sig's no. 8 pin you can stick it right through). Let parts dry at least one hour.

Lay out wing just as you did the tail, but notice the curved ribs. One way to make them is by rolling a round pencil firmly along a straight rib that is slightly longer than the plan view. Keep doing it until your rib matches the drawing. A more accurate way is to slice them using a metal template. See the Jr Jungmeister in this issue for details.

When wing is dry, leave center section pinned to board, and raise each wing tip (cut or crack leading edge at joint) 1-1/2 inches. Prop it up and cement joints. Cover wing and tail, one side only, with Sig Superfine checker-board tissue. Do not water shrink or dope the surfaces.

FUSELAGE. The fuselage stick is not a stock size. Cut it from medium or hard 1/8 in sheet, or trim down a 1/8 x 3/8. Make sure it is straight. If you use the North Pacific front end, do not taper nose. Be sure the tail end is tapered. The home-made prop hanger is bent from a strip of .020 aluminum or a flattened piece of 3/32" tubing..."

Quote: "Hi Steve, Spend a couple of evenings building one of these & feel like a kid again."

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Ross Flyer (oz4827) by Clark Ross 1967 - model pic

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  • (oz4827)
    Ross Flyer
    by Clark Ross
    from Sig Air Modeler
    1967 
    16in span
    Rubber F/F
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 12/09/2013
    Filesize: 103KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: JJ
    Downloads: 2964

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