Spook 48 (oz53)


Spook 48 (oz53) by Barney Snyder, John Muir 1940 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Spook 48. Gull-wing gas free flight model. The original design was flying in competition in 1938, then later appeared as a Modelcraft kit in 1940. This is a redrawn plan from MB 09-73. Weight 18oz with any class A or B engine.

Update 16/08/2012: Replaced this plan with a clearer scan, courtesy of theshadow.


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Spook 48 (oz53) by Barney Snyder, John Muir 1940 - model pic


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I spent this past winter building a Spook 48 from plans I downloaded from Outerzone - converted to electric power and 3 channel RC [model photo & more pics 004, 005]. I made a few structural changes mainly to accommodate RC but a few to beef up weak structure (in my opinion). The gull wing was a bit of a challenge to assemble straight and true, but not complicated. All up flying weight came out about 22.5 ounces using a 140 watt, 1000 kV motor with a 2200 mAh 3 cell Lipo battery. I haven't flown it yet (waiting for spring winds to die down), but light wing loading and the stability of a free flight ought to make it a fun flyer. Thanks so much for your work preserving plans - I check your website everyday.
MikeB - 09/03/2016
Thank you Mike, these are lovely photos. I especially like the 'scalloped' edges, very effective.
Mary - 09/03/2016
Hi Steve and Mary, I have attached a couple of photos of my Spook 48 from plan #53 for your use [more pics 006, 007]. Built for radio assist. Chuck Johnson, Umpqua Valley Modelers, Oakland Oregon.
ChuckJohnson_Oregon - 06/08/2019
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