Arrowhead (oz5029)


Arrowhead (oz5029) by Ron Moulton 1953 - plan thumbnail

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Arrowhead. Control line sport delta model.

This is a modern redrawn plan in PDFvector format by hogal.

Quote: "Like to build a Delta? Full-size Plans overleaf. Arrowhead, by Ron Moulton.

Specially designed for the Point five diesels by Ron Moulton, and stunt flight tested with the Allbon Dart. Can be built from one sheet of 1/16 balsa, price 1/2d.

Have you a point-five diesel, a spare tank, a few odd lengths of wire, scrap balsa, dowel and ply? Then all you'll need to make this stuntable little delta is just one sheet of 1/16 x 4 x 36 in medium balsa and 5 in of engine bearer - it's as simple and inexpensive as that!

Flight tested on 22 ft lines with both the ED .46 and Allbon Dart, Arrowhead is fast, manceuvrable, and very pleasing to the eye. It's just the model for flying in a restricted space - and the noise quotient of its baby motor should bring no objection to use of the village green or nearby school playground.

Ready to start ? Well, if you have 1/16 x 1/4 in sheet: carbon trace the eight ribs, leading edges and fin as close together as possible and leave one end free for the nose sheeting and bulkheads - the front one can be laminated. Strip whatever is left into 1/4 in and 1/2 in for TE and braces. Pin centre ribs over the plan, join up with the bulkhead /bearer assembly, and two 12 in lengths of odd TE. Lift off plan and add platform with bellerank, 1/8 x 1/8 in brace, tank and engine, then nose sheeting.

Working 'in the hand', add the end ribs, then leading edges and tip TE's, two other ribs and root riblets. Elevator is built over plan, with odd LE stock as a basis. Ends are dowelled to pivot loosely in ply facings. Join up pushrod, cut and 'patch' LE for lead-out wires, add paper tube for compression screw extension, then fit the fin and under-trough with 1/4 in covering support strips on either side.

A. half-ounce tip weight is bound in the starboard tip, then cover with Modelspan, fit a bubble hood - and fly!"

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Update 08/10/2016: Added greyscale scan thanks to KraftyOne.

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Arrowhead (oz5029) by Ron Moulton 1953 - model pic

  • (oz5029)
    by Ron Moulton
    from Aeromodeller
    April 1953 
    16in span
    IC C/L
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 09/11/2013
    Filesize: 109KB
    Format: • PDFvector • CADfile
    Credit*: hogal, KraftyOne
    Downloads: 3209

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Hi Steve & Mary, Here is Ron Moultons' Arrowhead from the March 1953 AeroModeller. When I saw it I just had to build one, BUT, being a young school lad at the time. I owned just ONE engine, an Allbon Javalin 1.5cc. So a 50% (approx) scale-up was required, and Arrowheads' big brother 'Spearhead' was built and flown. The main constructional change was a full span sheet elevator with cloth hinges. I think part of the elevator, (salvaged from the crash scene a year or so later), is still in my scrap balsa bin. Cheers,
KraftyOne - 08/10/2016
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