Monocoupe (oz5473)


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Monocoupe. Control line scale model for class B motors. Scale is 1/12.

Quote: "ONE of the most attractive sport planes ever built, and one of the fastest for its horsepower, is the Monocoupe 90-A. Powered with a Lambert 90 hp engine, the Monocoupe has a maximum speed of 130 and a cruising speed of 110. It was popular in a clipped-wing racing version, which may be incorporated in the model by removing 2 inches from each wing.

In virtually all respects the model outlined here is an accurate one inch to the foot scale copy of the actual plane, the most notable deviation from this scale being a slight lengthening of the landing gear and raising of the thrust line to provide ample clearance for the prop. The landing gear has also been moved farther forward, placing it ahead of the CG.

In addition to being a good performer, the model is also outstanding in appearance - a fact for which we claim no credit, leaving that honor to the designers of the real thing. The color schema of the model is orange and cream, set off by black pin stripes, separation lines and numerals. The builder may of course follow his own preference in decorating the model, but we decided that a fairly close adherence to the actual scheme used on the full scale plane produced a more realistic copy.

To begin construction, lay out two side frames of 1/4 in sq hard balsa directly over the side plan view (heavy black lines). To form the curve of the lower longeron it will probably be found best to soak the balsa in water. Pin the longeron in place and allow it to dry thoroughly before cementing the uprights..."

Here is Len Marlow's Monocoupe from Model Airplane News magazine issue 10-48.

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