RWD-8 (oz5844)

 

RWD-8 (oz5844) by Marek Klimczak from RCMplans 1980 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

RWD-8. Radio control scale parasol model, fro .60 power. From RCM October 1980.

Quote: "A beautiful 1/5 size model of the 1932 Polish trainer. Sporting a 90in wingspan, an OS .60 4-cycle is the ideal engine, however any good .60 will handle it nicely.

My many years in the RC hobby have been devoted mostly to acrobatic competition, culminating with my winning the Polish Championship in 1977. I then decided that it was time to try something different. and something different turned out to be a realistic looking and flying scale airplane. After much deliberation, in the manner of scale model builders everywhere. I finally settled on the Polish RWD-8, a 1932 training airplane. It was such a successful design in its day that it was built in a larger quantity than any other similar machine, and was eventually used in many European countries as a training, commercial. and military airplane.

My replica is of a scout version. in 1:5 scale, which results in a 90" wingspan. The RWD-8 has a number of features that are interesting and challenging to the builder, yet are relatively simple to achieve, or can even be ignored altogether. For example, the shock absorbing landing gear is shown on the plans and can be built to operate exactly as did the full size version, or it can be made up of music wire and fairings in a more common version. The wings of the full size airplane folded, so as to make it easier to hangar. While this is not a feature of the model, it could be duplicated if desired.

The rusdder and elevator are operated by external cables and control horns, which are duplicated om the model. As on the full-size machine, Frise type ailerons are employed, which are very effective and easy to construct. The wing struts on the model are sfunctional, so don't even think about flying without them..."

Supplementary file notes

Article pages, text and pics.

Corrections?

Did we get something wrong with these details about this plan (especially the datafile)? That happens sometimes. You can help us fix it.
Add a correction

RWD-8 (oz5844) by Marek Klimczak from RCMplans 1980 - model pic

Datafile:

ScaleType:
  • RWD_8 | help
    see Wikipedia | search Outerzone


    ScaleType: This (oz5844) is a scale plan. Where possible we link scale plans to Wikipedia, using a text string called ScaleType.

    If we got this right, you now have a couple of direct links (above) to 1. see the Wikipedia page, and 2. search Oz for more plans of this type. If we didn't, then see below.


    Notes:
    ScaleType is formed from the last part of the Wikipedia page address, which here is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RWD_8
    Wikipedia page addresses may well change over time.
    For more obscure types, there currently will be no Wiki page found. We tag these cases as ScaleType = NotFound. These will change over time.
    Corrections? Use the correction form to tell us the new/better ScaleType link we should be using. Thanks.

RWD-8 (oz5844) by Marek Klimczak from RCMplans 1980 - pic 003.jpg
003.jpg
RWD-8 (oz5844) by Marek Klimczak from RCMplans 1980 - pic 004.jpg
004.jpg
RWD-8 (oz5844) by Marek Klimczak from RCMplans 1980 - pic 005.jpg
005.jpg

Do you have a photo you'd like to submit for this page? Then email admin@outerzone.co.uk

User comments

No comments yet for this plan. Got something to say about this one?
Add a comment

 

 
 

Download File(s):
 

Notes

* Credit field

The Credit field in the Outerzone database is designed to recognise and credit the hard work done in scanning and digitally cleaning these vintage and old timer model aircraft plans to get them into a usable format. Currently, it is also used to credit people simply for uploading the plan to a forum on the internet. Which is not quite the same thing. This will change soon. Probably.

Scaling

This model plan (like all plans on Outerzone) is supposedly scaled correctly and supposedly will print out nicely at the right size. But that doesn't always happen. If you are about to start building a model plane using this free plan, you are strongly advised to check the scaling very, very carefully before cutting any balsa wood.

 

Terms of Use

© Outerzone, 2011-2021.

All content is free to download for personal use.

For non-personal use and/or publication: plans, photos, excerpts, links etc may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Outerzone with appropriate and specific direction to the original content i.e. a direct hyperlink back to the Outerzone source page.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site's owner is strictly prohibited. If we discover that content is being stolen, we will consider filing a formal DMCA notice.