Snootie (oz49)


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Snootie. Free flight cabin model by Paul Plecan from Oct 1946 Mechanix Illustrated. Wing area 215 sq in.

Quote: "A realistic, super performing class A gas model designed especially for the Arden .099 engine.

SNOOTIE will satisfy the most avid contest fan as well as the average model enthusiast. Designed and built especially for the hot Arden .099 engine, Snootie is both good looking and a potential contest winner - a combination rarely found at any field today. What's more, the job is easy on the budget and can be built in a hurry, due to the planned simplicity of the design.

It will be noted that the model incorporates five degrees of down-thrust in the engine - a precaution against stalling under power. Most models wind up with down-thrust after a few test flights so we figured, in view of the terrific power the Arden packed, down-thrust would be necessary to obtain a high rate of climb without worrying about looping.

Before starting actual construction, enlarge the plans to full size or else contact. the MI Reader Plan Service for actual size drawings.

FUSELAGE CONSTRUCTION: Using medium stock, assemble two sides of the fuselage directly over the plans. Note that small gussets are employed in certain areas where extra strength is needed. Once the cement is dry, remove the sides and split apart with a razor blade. The two sides can now be pinned down to the bench so the nose sections between F-2 and F-6 are 1-3/4in apart. Cement the forward cross braces in place..."

Update 15/01/2019: Added PDFvector plan tracing, thanks to hogal.

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