Bushwacker oz5826


Bushwacker - plan thumbnail image

Bushwacker - completed model photo

Submitted to Outerzone: 01/09/2014
Outerzone planID: oz5826 | Filesize: 396KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: dfritzke


About this Plan

Bushwacker - Radio control sport model.

Quote: "Here is one you don't have yet. 69in span, .15 power, 4 channel RC. The Bushwacker was a very interesting plane, and has quite a few fans. Essentially a glider type adapted to .15 glow power. I have a scan of the manual somewhere, it is a veritable treatise on model airplane construction. This is a kit plan, so it lacks much in the way of parts layouts..."

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Update 11/01/2016: Added zipfile of 4 different ribs files, thanks to dfritzke.

Supplementary files

Full kit manual. Quote: - "Steve, Here is that manual (54 pages!) for the Bushwacker ...the manual has a parts ID page, which should help a scratch builder draw necessary parts. BTW this kit has been off the market for about 30 years." Also, ribs zipfile. Quote:- "Steve, OK, since you got a special request, here are ribs for the Mark's Models Bushwacker generated using Compufoil. (A very impressive little program, by the way.) I am sending a .dwg file for those who like to play with lasers, a pdf for the x-acto crowd and a screenshot of the wing plan saved as a pdf. I approximated the aileron hinge line with some spars on the outer panel trailing edge. There is probably a spiffy way to do that in Compufoil, it seems to be able do anything else you may want to do."


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oz5826 datafile

by Mark Smith
from Marks Models
69in span
Tags: IC Glider R/C
formers unchecked


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User comments

Did you ever get the CAD files for the Bushwacker ribs? Thanks.
Todd - 07/01/2016
Not yet, Todd. We'll post them here if they are sent in.
Mary - 07/01/2016
Uploaded now. See Supplement files.
SteveWMD - 11/01/2016
I built one of these from the kit back in the late 80s. It's an absolutely gorgeous plane when done and the manual begs you not to power it with more than a .15 - .19. I had an OS Max .25 looking for a home so I used that but it certainly wasn't over powered. I expected it to fly like a pattern ship but it just droned around not that fast at all. Those long wings gave it a slow roll rate as I recall, even with a lot of aileron area. Gorgeous or not, I felt a bit disappointed and sold it after only a few flights.
SteveC - 10/04/2018
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