Honker (oz5524)

 

Honker (oz5524) by Dave Thornburg from RCMplans 1973 - plan thumbnail

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Honker. Radio control sport model. All-sheet design.

Also kitted by Southwestern Sailplanes.

Quote: "Honker is a 36in span, .049 powered aircraft with 250 square inches of wing area that can be built in a single evening. Weighing 15 to 22 ounces, the Honker is designed for rough field flying and can be as docile or as wild as you want it to be, depending on the configuration you choose to build.

Designed by Dave Thornburg of Albuquerque, New Mexico, so many prototypes of this aircraft have been built, including several here at RCM, that we have actually lost count. They've been flown on everything from the mildest .049 up through hot T.D .051's and even one version with a .049 and floats!

The purpose of the Honker was to come up with an extremely fast building, simple design that would be readily adaptable for rough field flying, that could serve as a docile and expendable trainer, and also as wild wild machine that could perform some rather exotic and frantic maneuvers. We'll discuss just hew two extremes are accomplished in the flying section of this article.

Construction. Fuselage. Begin the fuselage construction by cutting two sides from 1/8 x 4 x 36 in balsa. The right hand side is slighily shorter than the left in order to provide the necessary right thrust. Cut the two plywood doublers from 1/16 plywood and grab a handful of 3/16 square balsa (soft). Mark eth position of the plywood doubler on each fuselage side and pin down to your work table over a piece of Saran Wrep. Glue the two doublers in place using 5 minute epoxy..."

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  • (oz5524)
    Honker
    by Dave Thornburg
    from RCMplans (ref:529)
    June 1973 
    36in span
    IC R/C Kit
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 24/04/2014
    Filesize: 452KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: GeeW

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