Waveguide (oz4971)


Waveguide (oz4971) by F Burton, SAC Woods from Aeromodeller 1955 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Waveguide. Radio control model. A 62inch radio control design for 2.5 to 3.5 cc power.

Quote: "WE HAVE HAD many requests for Radio Control designs specifically created for contest purposes and penetration into wind. The enormous success of our plan for R6-B (oz4972) indicates the appeal such specialized designs have among the Radio Control fraternity and in Waveguide we have another quite different approach. The prototype was built by Flt Lt Burton and SAC Woods of the RAF Station at Mafraq in Jordan, Middle East. They have closely followed the layout developed in the USA by Harold De Bolt for acrobatic work, and the result is a burly, tough design for all-weather flying and with relatively simple structure. Over to Flt Lt Burton and SAC Woods for their description:

After a series of semi-scale cabin type of sports models had been built and tried under radio-control we decided to branch out and design a model that was both pleasing on the eye and capable of good wind penetration. Reading the article on Radio Control design in the 1954 Aeomodeller Annual, we decided to base our design on the Live Wire (oz5554) set up. We drew up the plans in one evening, and inside a week, were already to test glide.

Take-offs are a pleasure to watch, a run of 30-40 yards until speed is built up, then the model fairly leaps into the air going into a fast climb. Response to rudder is very snappy and we are convinced that it will fulfil all the requirements of a stunt model.

Fuselage. Build two basic frames over the plan from 3/16 sq and 3/16 sheet. When dry, remove from the board and join at tail end. Add all cross pieces, top stringer and gussets. Make false top half-formers from scrap sheet and cement either side of top stringer. Make up nose-wheel assembly and sew to F1. Cement to fuselage. Add engine bearers..."

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Update 06/05/2015: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

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Waveguide (oz4971) by F Burton, SAC Woods from Aeromodeller 1955 - model pic

  • (oz4971)
    by F Burton, SAC Woods
    from Aeromodeller
    July 1955 
    62in span
    IC R/C Cabin
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 27/10/2013
    Filesize: 882KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: BrianCox, TonyP

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