Chug Buggy (oz5256)


Chug Buggy (oz5256) by AE Burch from Model Aircraft 1954 - plan thumbnail

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Chug Buggy. Free flight sport model for Bambi power. Chugbuggy by AE Burch. 24 in wingspan FF sport power model, from Model Aircraft June 1954.

Quote: "A Semi-Scale Cabin Model for the new .1 cc Bambi engine.

Chugbuggy was designed some time ago when the Allbon Bambi was first announced, and was flown initially with the K.2 MkII engine installed. A further 22in span design was flown powered by a .1cc Dragonfly. Both models had an extmely stable flight pattern and amassed some 200 flights between them.

Since that time a further model of the 24in span version had been built and flown with the Allbon Bambi as the power plant. The Chugbuggy was built with fairly carefully selected wood to keep the weight down consistent with a strong structure and the all up weight in lulling a full tank was under 3oz. This was not difficult to achieve and a further reduction in weight could be made by using Wakefield materials with advantage.

Chugbuggy is best flown with a left climb and glide, which can be adjusted with the aid of a trimming tab on the tail fin. The choice of propeller is somewhat critical on an engine of this size and several props both wood and metal were tried out..."

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Chug Buggy (oz5256) by AE Burch from Model Aircraft 1954 - model pic

  • (oz5256)
    Chug Buggy
    by AE Burch
    from Model Aircraft
    June 1954 
    24in span
    IC F/F Cabin
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 17/01/2014
    Filesize: 732KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: stormin

Chug Buggy (oz5256) by AE Burch from Model Aircraft 1954 - pic 003.jpg
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Hello, In the attachment you find two pictures of the "Chug Buggy" [main pic, 003] which can be used on Outerzone if you want to. I've converted the model to electric power and three channel R. Greetings,
Volker Lisiewicz - 28/12/2020
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