Pinto (oz5289)


Pinto (oz5289) by Leon Janssens 1979 - plan thumbnail

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Svenson Pinto. Radio control mid-wing aerobatic trainer model.

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Update 15/07/2021: Added article from Modele Magazine, May 1999 (in French) thanks to Pit.

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Pinto (oz5289) by Leon Janssens 1979 - model pic

  • (oz5289)
    by Leon Janssens
    from Svenson
    60in span
    IC R/C Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 26/01/2014
    Filesize: 1842KB
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    Credit*: Pol
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Hi Steve, this is my PINTO [more pics 005], it's a great plane. I fly it, engine OS 40 FSR ABC. It's a SVENSON from Belgium. Thanks,
Julien - 28/02/2014
Hello Steve, Two pics of my Pinto: [see more pics 006, 007], gr,
Dries - 28/04/2015
Another pic of the Svenson Pinto (found online on a local 2nd hand site) [more pics 009].
DriesNeyrinck - 09/08/2016
My name is I Made Supena from Bali. This is my home made Svenson Pinto, finished in March 2017 [more pics 010-013].
IMadeSupena - 15/05/2017
Superb colour scheme :)
Hubert - 16/07/2021
Hello, Just finished mine, I’ve been lucky to have access to an original kit, first version. Attached are some pictures [014-018].
ED - 27/09/2021
I see that the Pinto has been laser cut. Is of course easy, but not original. If you build an original Pinto, it is best to cut and saw everything yourself by hand. Is a bit more work, but then you have made everything yourself instead of a machine. A Pinto is a 1970s airplane, when there were no laser machines. It's also much more fun if you make every piece yourself, and you stay handy. The result with laser or by hand is of course the same, just not original. Luckily I see a Glow motor, with an electric motor it would be a real shame and far from original. The PINTO blue/white original colors, is my Pinto, complete by hand, is now far 40 years, and still flies with 6.5 cc 2T OS FSR. Very good plane. Regards,
Julien Vermeire - 28/09/2021
I agree with you it is not the original way to do it, it’s even more different than the original design as it is mainly made of poplar plywood, but the idea was to reproduce at very low cost knowing that it is quite difficult to get balsa.
Though I have redraw everything from an original kit, so it does respect the idea, also I have cut some others for friends and these were not made of plywood but made exactly as the original one.
Emmanuel Delias - 28/09/2021
It's horses for courses, I reckon :) We celebrate all the ways people build vintage models at Outerzone!
Mary - 01/10/2021
I should have mentioned that the Outerzone plan is very close to the pre-cut part from the original kit, much better than the paper plan of the kit!
ED - 01/10/2021
Hello, I recently acquired this homebuild Svenson Pinto [pics 019, 020]. It had flown before, but I had to foresee an electric setup for it. I had a FMS 4248 kv=550 laying around, and used a 12x8 prop on 5S 4500 mAh, combined with a 70A ESC. This motor can handle a larger prop without any problems, so maybe I'll switch to a 13x10 or something. It flies like a Pinto should however with the 12x8. This is a video of the maiden flight
Dries Neyrinck - 14/04/2023
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