Starduster (oz5470)


Starduster (oz5470) by Ray Malmstrom 1967 - plan thumbnail

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Starduster. Rubbber sport model. Semi-scale cropduster/leaflet dropper.

Quote: "STARDUSTER certainly is a multi-purpose model. It will out-fly most models of a similar size and power and can, if you wish, be fitted up to do crop dusting over your flying field or even leaflet drop miniature leaflets over the nearby village!

Building 'Starduster' presents no problems. Follow the 'easi-build' sketches and work from the full-size plans provided and in next-to-no time, your Starduster will be ready for flying duties. Perhaps you will prefer to fit the crop-dusting and leaflet dropping unit at a later stage, after you have got to know all about trimming and flying this fascinating little aeroplane.

Make sure your fuselage frame comes out square and is not twisted. Also check for warps in your wing, tailplane and fin. To avoid warps it is best to pin the frames down your building board, using small blocks of balsa to keep the under surfaces away from the board while the tissue is tightening. This is especially important at the final doping stage.

Be careful to drill the nose block at a slight angle when viewed from the top, as shown on the plan. Cement the tailplane in place, before fitting the fin. If, when you come to the important business of balancing your model, you find you need some weight the nose, fit the small radiator as detailed on the plan. This radiator takes a convenient place to hide a small piece of lead or folded cement tube... "

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