Westerly III


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Westerly III  
by Leon Janssens
from Svenson
59in span
Tags: IC R/C Cabin
all formers complete :)

Submitted to Outerzone: 24/11/2013
Outerzone planID: oz5085 | Filesize: 1452KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: DriesNeyrinck


About this Plan

Svenson Westerly - Radio control trainer.

Quote: "Designed by Leon Janssens, it was kitted by his company Svenson, Don't know exactly which year, early 70's I guess. It's a standard trainer on rudder and elevator only. I've upgraded my 25-year old Westerly this year with an electric engine and ailerons. Works like a charm!"

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 16/10/2015: Added the decals as provided in the kit, thanks to Dries.

Update 07/06/2018: added kit review from AMI, October 1998, thanks to RFJ.

Supplementary files

Instructions, drawings and photos, decals.
Kit review.


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User comments

Hi Steve, I have 2 Westerly Svenson, I send you the pics. The most flying model in Belgium in '70s and '80s. Greets,
Julien - 20/01/2014
Hi Steve, Included is a pic of my old Westerly [see more pics 006] which I've restorated last year. New wing with ailerons and electric motor instead of an old .25 Still flies great and I use it as a lazy Sunday afternoon circuit cruiser. Cheers,
Dries - 09/03/2014
Some photos for your web site. This plane has a modified wing with ailerons and less dihedral. Original wings with greater dihedral still also used [see more pics 007-009]. Best regards,
NeilSmith - 10/07/2015
Hi Steve and Mary. Here is my Westerly I, of 1974, with my first 4 channel transmitter, AM 32 Mhz [more pics 010, 011]. After a thorough review, he functions as in 1974. The original recipient and the original servos. Transmitter battery replaced, by 2 cells lipo 8 volt. Receiver battery, 16 years, very good still, 4 cells NiCad 4.8 volt. Remote test, 1 km along the ground. Plane WESTERLY I, becoming very well after 43 years. Just flown, with great success.
JulienVermeire - 13/09/2016
A fantastic revival/ restoration, Julien. I wish I was wearing as well as your Westerly!
Mary - 13/09/2016
Hello - some fotos of my Westerly electric [more pics 012-014]. Span 1500, length 1050, 1800 gram, 34+7,7 wing area, 38 wing load, motor eflite 15serie840kv, ESC 40A, bat 3S4500, prop 11x8.
Marc - 19/12/2016
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