Cessna L-19 Bird Dog (oz5905)
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Cessna Bird Dog. Radio control scale model for .40 to .70 power. RCM plan # 1189. Scale is 1/6.
Quote: "At 1/6 scale, this beautiful Bird Dog wilt fit both your budget and your car; for .40-.70 power. Cessna L-19 Bird Dog by Bob Rich.
I have always liked the lines of the Cessna L-19 Bird Dog and enjoyed building several of the Berkeley Bird Dog (oz242) kits for 1/2A free-flight. Now its time for a bigger one for R/C. I found there are no plans for a larger one, other than beautiful Quarter Scale planes. I don't have the room to build that size, but a 1/6 scale looked just about right, so here it is.
The Bird Dogs were used during WWII and went back into production in June 1956, and were used by the US forces, French and Canadians. They were also made in Japan under license from Cessna. The only difference between the Army L-19 anti the Air Force O-1E is the color scheme and the kind and placement of some of the antennas.
This plane is a size that is easily handled, transported,end easy to build. Anyone who has built several kits and can cut out the parts should have no problem building this plane. An engine from a .40 2-stroke to a .70 4-stroke will fly this plane with ease. If you want a plane with a larger engine or want to fly faster, why don't you build a pattern plane instead of the O-1E? A scale airplane should fly like a scale airplane.
Construction. Start the construction with the fuselage, its easy to build and will get you in the mood to build the rest because your fuselage looks so good; besides, you need it to finish the wing anyway..."
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Update 18/06/2018: added article, thanks to RFJ. It was found online and, as RFJ puts it, "It's a pretty poor scan but better than nothing."
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User commentsI like the plan you have for a Cessna Bird Dog which appeared in the April 1995 edition of RCM magazine. Would you know of any contributors who may have the magazine article ?
Anthony - 18/06/2018
Can anyone help Anthony?
Mary - 18/06/2018
Hurray! RFJ has found the article. See supplementary file.
Mary - 18/06/2018
Many thanks to RFJ for the article.
Anthony - 21/06/2018
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