Blue Bayou (oz5758)
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Blue Bayou. Control line combat model for 1.5cc engines.
Quote: "THE currently popular trend towards a rugged stunt/combat design for small engines, usually takes the form of a normal flying wing with the elevator hinged to the TE. This often results in no more than a moderately manoeuvrable design. lf, however, a 'flying tail' is utilised, the manoeuvrability and handling characteristics are greatly enhanced, but the resulting design has the tendency to appear stark and functional.
Blue Bayou is an attempt to combine in a 'wing' design, both good manoeuvrability and yet achieve a certain degree of aesthetic appeal. The model is designed for engines of 1 - 1.5 cc capacity, although, if care is taken to keep the weight down, some of the more powerful 0.8 cc diesels - Frog 80, DC Merlin, etc - could be used.
Construction. Construct the LE from a piece of hard x 3/16 x 1/2 in and a strip of 1/8 in sq balsa. Cut out all ribs and secure the tail support pieces to R4 as is clearly shown on the plan. Pin the LE into place over the plan, packing it up 3/8 in in the process. Ribs R4 to R6 should then be cemented to the LE, the rear of each rib being pinned on to a support strip of 1/2 in sq placed over the TE on the plan.
Cement the upper TE and LE sheeting into position (securing the latter only between the two R4 ribs) and slide the 1/8 in sq spar through the appropriate slots in the ribs, but do not cement yet. Remove the whole assembly from the plan and pin down upside down over the plan with the TE flush on the board. Add LE and TE pieces as before and cement spar to ribs. When dry, remove assembly from plan as the remainder of the model's construction is performed 'in the hand'
Ribs R3, R2 and R1 (in that order) should now be slid into position over the spar and cemented into place. Add the outer curved TE pieces and when dry..."
Quote: "Baz Bumstead's half A CL combat model from Model Aircraft July 1964. A bit too much work in it for serious combat, but would make a nice little sport model."
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