Minnie Mambo (oz5733)


Minnie Mambo (oz5733) from Sterling 1961 - plan thumbnail

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Minnie Mambo. 1/2A single channel RC trainer, from Sterling. Kit # FS9.

Note this plan does not include printwood formers, although there is an alternate (modern re-drawn) PDFvector plan tracing of the Minnie Mambo (oz620) which could help to fill in the gaps.

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Minnie Mambo (oz5733) from Sterling 1961 - model pic

  • (oz5733)
    Minnie Mambo
    from Sterling
    36in span
    IC R/C Cabin
    formers incomplete :(
  • Submitted: 19/07/2014
    Filesize: 751KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: bulldogdrummond

Minnie Mambo (oz5733) from Sterling 1961 - pic 003.jpg

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The Minnie Mambo was the first RC plane I built in the summer of 1975. I used a digital pulse single channel radio from America's Hobby Center in NYC, powered it with a Testor's .049 and I covered it with Monokote. Making sure of the alignment of all surfaces and the center of gravity, I launched the plane in a cow pasture near my home. With the rudder slapping side to side, the little plane climbed slowly and I made a couple of wide turns before it ran out of gas then landing softly in between the cow patties. By the end of summer, I could loop and roll the plane using only the rudder, the wind and careful timing. I'll not forget those single channel days. The plane today might be a good match for a small PAW diesel or electric and upgrade to two channels. Either way, it could be a fun small plane to do some relaxing flying in a small field. Cheers.
Marko99 - 16/07/2019
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