Tourist (oz5017)


Tourist (oz5017) by Karl-Heinz Denzin 1956 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Tourist. Sports low-wing free flight model. Tourist from Graupner, early 60s. Kit no 1698.

Planfile includes build instructions in German and English.

Quote: "Graupner Tourist. Building instructions.

General: When designing TOURIST, semi-scale looks and foolproof flying characteristics became chief and foremost requirements. Con-struction has been kept simple and almost straightforward. It's rugged enough to allow for some inexpert handling. In this way, your replica of TOURIST will sure last for for more than one season of pleasurable sports flying.

A low-wing design was chosen, not only for reasons of scale appearance. Our model is to correct common fallacy among modellers, that low-wings are tricky to adjust and difficult to fly. In keeping with popular full-scale lightplane trends, a nosewheel landing-gear was chosen. ROG flights from a smooth, concrete runway are just a cinch, that way.

Having developed TOURIST through months of test-flying and design, I am more than convinced of having developed a cute little F/F sports model of fine flying qualities and of rugged construction, that really 'can take it'. It's docile to trim, and easy to fly. In fact, just as nice to handle as all my other more conservotive F/F sports ships, and by no means less pleasant in flight performunce.

Our plans have been prepared full-wale throughout. Note special ossembly diagram on plans sheet No.3 (exploded view) provided to guide your work. Assemble wings and stabilizer (tailplane) right over the plans, protected by wax paper. Alternatively, plans may be rubbed with dry soap, to prevent the framework from sticking to drawing.

Note double-headed arrows on wood parts, that indicate direction of grain. Generally speaking, grain should run lengthwise. A quick drying, reliable hobby-cement should be used to assemble your model. Covering should be applied with tissue paste or thinned-down dope as adhesive.

Fuselage: Study plans and instructions carefully, compare with assembly diagram on plans sheet No.3. To begin construction, get hold of a smooth, even building board. Pin engine mount (1) in place. Be sure to have slot for tank vent tubes (9 & 10) on the left, and rear edge of mount flush with one edge of building board.

Assemble firewall (13) and bulkhead (15) to engine mount (1), add cockpit sides (21). Hold parts in place with modelling pins till cement has dried. Assemble box for wing-tongues from parts (35 & 36) and, when dry, cement into slots of cockpit sides (21), adding a sleeve of cement between box and sides, for re-enforcement.

Landing-gear: TOURIST features a tricycle landing-gear for scale and safe take-offs and landings. Bend wire struts (30 & 33) from [?] dia piano-wire as shown in plan. Attach nose-wheel struts (30) to mounting plate (12). Use fine copper fuse-wire for bindings which should be soldered carefully. Later secure with several cools of cement to obtain rigid indestructible attachment. In the same manner, join main landing. gear wire (33) to mounting plate 06). Also, tie struts of nose-wheel assembly together as shown and solder joint. Add nosewheel (32) to its axle (31). Solder carefully to gear struts as per plan. To secure main wheels (34) on stub axles, slip a pair of washers ot either side of wheel and solder. Make sure that wheels are running freely and true. - To insert engine mounting bolts, remove basic assembly from building board. Put engine bolts in place from above, put engine against underside of mount (1). Secure with nuts, to be sure of precise bolt location..."

Supplementary file notes

Scan of original decals for Tourist, jpg file at 600 dpi, thanks to HansTiechert.


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Hi Steve and Mary, here are pictures of my new Graupner Tourist [main pic, 006]. One of the best flying models. Best regards,
tiptipflyer - 15/01/2021
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