Baby Ringmaster (oz5652)
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Baby Ringmaster. Control line profile model for .049 - .061 engines.
Plan says: "Modified from Sterlings Original".
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Update 16/8/2023: Added vector format plan, thanks to theshadow.
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User commentsHello Steve, Hope you are doing well. Attached some images of a Baby Ringmaster (COX .049 powered) built & flown in Knysna, South Africa [more pics 003-005]. Builder & Pilot is Colin Paine. Hope this helps in a small way. Kind regards,
BernardandPetro - 23/09/2014
Hello, This plan is actually the Jr. Ringmaster. It has very subtle differences from the standard S-1 and they are only found on the Jr. Specifically the horizontal stabilizer.
anon - 13/02/2016
Hi, You can find a picture about my Baby Ringmaster [more pics 006]. This one is fitted with a Cox Tee Dee.
RemyClement - 02/06/2016
Thanks for the plan [more pics 007]. It will make its first flite Oct 7 2017, the world wide Ringmaster Fly-A-thon.
EdShearer - 04/10/2017
Here is another Baby Ringmaster in construction [more pics 008].
EdShearer - 07/05/2018
I know this is not a forum, but was hoping for advice or a contact on your side of the ocean with help. Today one of our club members brought his M.E. 1.5 to the field. Joe has it on a Baby Ringmaster but it has been mishandled and is so greasy it is not photoworthy. It had not been run for many years but we thought with new fuel we could unstick the contra piston. After much fiddeling and flipping, we finally got it to run with a 7x4 prop but it did not get hot enough to unstick the contra piston but was too hot to touch Can someone help so we don't damage the engine?
EdShearer - 22/05/2018
Disconnect the fuel line to the needle valve. Back off the compression screw a few turns. Turn the motor over till the piston exhaust ports are closed. With your fuel bottle give the engine a decent prime against the closed exhaust. Flick the engine hard. Repeat till it fires. A good burst off a prime almost always moves the contra piston upwards. Keep doing this until it works. Otherwise you will have to dismantle the engine and tap the contra-piston up the liner with a piece of wooden dowel. Good luck, those M.E.s are fine little engines.
RayF - 23/05/2018
For your consideration I submit a photo of a baby ringmaster built & flown by fellow club member, the late Allen Perret [pic 009].
EdShearer - 15/09/2021
A few photos of my latest creation [main pic, 010-12]. For someone who never liked profile models I have become a convert mainly due to my fascination with Ringmasters. After making the Si and Jnr I decided to download the Baby Ringmaster plan and use one of my Tee Dee .051 motors. Cheerio,
John Lewis - 21/09/2021
My current Ringmaster collection with the baby being the latest addition [pic 013].
John Lewis - 21/09/2021
Ed, Do just what Ray said to do but your chances will improve if you heat the cylinder with a hair dryer/monokote heat gun. Heat has always worked without damage when disassembling engines stuck with dried castor oil.
Jim Hales - 21/09/2021
Hi Mary-n-Steve! I built a scaled down baby Ringmaster for TD .010 last fall [pic 014]. It's a cutie for sure. Desert Rat and Ringmaster 'Bebe. Go's like mad, thanks for the plans. Blessings, Stay safe,
Al Robinson - 26/05/2022
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