Cygnet (oz5204)


Cygnet (oz5204) by D Atkinson 1940 - plan thumbnail

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Cygnet. Rubber sport model.

Quote: "The Cygnet is a beginner's simple plane, being easy to build and even easier to fly if it is constructed in accordance with instructions; yet it will be a good design upon which further inprovements or rather experiments may be made. Furthermore, the appearance of the model is enhanced by its simple lines and lack of unorthodox trimmings.

Fuselage: A full-size plan should be drawn of this and the two sides built an it in the usual manner, and then being joined by the cross-members. All longerons and struts are of 3/32 sq balsa. 1/16 sheet balsa is cemented in the first bay for strengthening purposes, and two pieces of 1/16 sheet balsa are also cemented is the bays indicated, and pierced to take the motor peg, which is a piece of birch dowel or split cane 1/8 in diameter.

Main-plane: The leading edge is of 3/32 sq balsa, and the wing is made up of 1/32 sheet balsa ribs on two spars of 3/32 sq balsa and a 3/32 x 1/4 in balsa trailing edge. The centre section is covered with 1/32 sheet balsa top and bottom, and four small pins are cemented in to take the rubber bands for fixing the wing. Wing tips are made of thin reed cane bound and cemented to the leading and trailing edges. The dihedral is 1 in at the tips.

Tail-plane. This is of the lifting type. The elevator is built of 1/32 sheet balsa ribs on a 3/32 x 3/16 spar, with a leading edge of 3/32 sq balsa and a 3/32 x 1/4 in trailing edge..."

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  • (oz5204)
    by D Atkinson
    from Aeromodeller
    July 1940 
    24in span
    Rubber F/F
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 31/12/2013
    Filesize: 137KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: stormin
    Downloads: 1807

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Hello, could someone help - what is the position of the wing on the fuselage on this model? I know it is a high wing but where is no indication on the plan, not even the dowels. many thanks.
eduard - 11/04/2019
Guess you have to try it out. Glide the model first over long grass and move the wing until you achieve a good flat glide without stalling it. About 1/3 of the whole fuselage length from the front would probably be a good starting point. This also coinicides with the area of maximum fuselage height.
Fynnek - 12/04/2019
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