Java Joe (oz5830)


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Java Joe. Radio control powered glider model.

Quote: "Java Joe, by Fred Angel. Sit back, relax, and have a cup of coffee. As a matter of fact, have four - and save the styrofoam cups for this R/C sport glider!

Part of the make-up of a modeler requires that he be dedicated, a natural hoarder, and obsessed with the idea that everything that crosses his path can be used to build or tinker with! This is how Java Joe evolved - two coffees to go and WHAM - a ready-made body, light, strong and fast to build.

Fourteen cups later, the model was test flown. Anxious to get it in the air, we removed the prop, glued some colored yarn inside the dummy exhaust tubes and catapulted it, using a large loop of 4 in rubber tied between two sticks. With the yarn streaming out the back, Joe looked like a jet-glider. Never heard of one before, but what the heck!

With the Cox .010 up on the pod, it is a pleasure to fly. Basic equipment used in test flying was the C&S 505 and a Mark V Septalette. Joe is just the right model for the Juniors in R/C and the low cost makes it an ideal club project.

Construction is easier than many of the 'beginner' models. Even the wing deviates from the standard cut-out rib and stringer assembly. Start the wing by tracing the outline on 1/16 medium balsa. Cut this out and use it as a pattern for the opposite side and for the top sheeting. Clue the spar and leading edge strip in place. Cut rib strips from 1/16 and pin over spar as shown on the plan. We admit that this is not a very scientific airfoil, but it works..."

Quote: "...from the RCM 1966 Annual, I believe the only annual they ever published... the Java Joe, unique in that it uses foam cups as a fuselage, and the Ritz type wing using strip balsa wing ribs. For Cox .010 the Himax HC2208-1260 outrunner or similar would power it, I reckon."

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  • (oz5830)
    Java Joe
    by Fred Angel
    from RCMplans (ref:9046)
    34in span
    IC R/C
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 01/09/2014
    Filesize: 539KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: dfritzke
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