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 Kit
    clean :)
    formers incomplete :(
  • Submitted: 19/07/2014
    Filesize: 751KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: bulldogdrummond

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User comments

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
Attached are a couple of photos of my current Minnie Mambo [main pic, 006-009]. The first one I had was over 50 years ago. It was my introduction the radio control. Flown as a single channel rudder-only radio control with a Controlaire Mule MK II transmitter, Controlaire 5 receiver, Elmic Commander rubber driven escapement and powered by a Cox Babe Bee.049. It was pure magic being able to steer the plane about the sky (most times) and not have to chase after it. This one was built recently with modern 2.4 GHz receiver and servo operating the rudder only, and using a modernized late 50's Ace Commander transmitter upgraded to 2.4. I have as much fun with this as any of my modern multichannel hi powered planes - maybe more! Thanks for keeping our fascination with flight alive through your amazing plans website. Regards,
Mike Foster - 12/11/2021
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