Caudron Monoplane (oz5016)
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Caudron Monoplane. Freee flight scale model for Cox .020 power. Scale is 1/12.
Quote: "Old airplanes like old generals never die, they just become excellent scale models. Our Frenchy has an outstanding history of excellent flying scale and with our present small 1/4A engines it is unbeatable. Caudron Monoplane, by Harry English.
One of the first model magazines I saw as a boy was a Nationals issue showing the winners of, I believe, the 1939 Nats. Henry Struck won rubber powered flying scale that year with the old French 1911 Caudron monoplane (oz587) and a fantastic thermal flight.
My own Caudron model wasn't built until 1960 but, with its spoke wheels, its scalloped wings and many flying wires, it still puts in a good showing at any scale meet, always attracting more spectators and camera bugs than many sleek modern jobs!
Construction is of the simple 'stick-model type and flying performance is very good with a Cox Pee Wee .020 up front. So few liberties have been taken with deviations from scale that the Caudron will very likely gather far more than average points of any of today's scale meets. Whether you fly scale models only for con-tests or for sport, the Caudron is fun to build, and more fun to fly.
Fuselage. This structure is the common built-up box type. Sides are built one on top of the other over the full size plans. When dry, install cross members by pairs starting at the cockpit and working toward the tail. Now add the remaining members toward the nose. Note that the longerons are cracked at the first bay to get the sharp angle toward the nose..."
Hi Steve - Here is Harry English's Caudron Monoplane from Model Airplane News magazine issue 12-61.
Direct submission to Outerzone.
Update 05/07/2016: complete article added, thanks to RFJ.
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