Scorpion (oz5973)


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Scorpion. Profile trainer for control line.

Quote: "With help of full the drawing on next two pages, you younger fellows can prove you can make your own 'ukie' trainer. The Scorpion, by PGF Chinn.

Every year, MAN gets thousands of new readers; thousands of newcomers to the hobby who know no more about it than any of us did when he first started to build model planes. In fact, the old-timers were in many ways better off; they started on the ground floor, learned as they went along. Nowadays, our beginner is greeted with a confusing array of dozens of different types of models, known under an almost bewildering number of different titles: free flight, controlline, radio control, gas-powered, rubber-powered, glider, jet, scale, Wakefield, Nordic, PAA-Load, Clipper Cargo, Jetex, etc, etc.

And so the Scorpion controlline trainer was designed especially to meet the requirernents of the inexperienced modeler who wants to try controlline flying. Scorpion is simple to build and goes together quickly. Scoropin is strong, but if you do damage any part of it, it is easy to repair. The plans are full size.

The model will take any beam mount motor from .049 cu in to .099 cu in displacement. The popular Cub range of motors is particularly well adapted to the model, including the .049-B and .049 Diesel, .074 and .075 models.

You shou'd have no difficulty in getting material for the model from your hobby dealer. To simplify construction, our plan specifies ready-made hardware for the U-control system. For this we chose a Berkeley C-7 bellcrank and elevator horn set. This set is primarily intended for speed models and, as such, it is a non-sensitive set-up, giving a small elevator movernent for a large handle moverment - just what the beginner needs for his first controlliner..."

Hi Steve - Here is P.G.F. Chinn's Scorpion fropm Model Airplane News magazine issue 10-55.

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Update 21/01/2019: Added PDFvector file and CAD zipfile (both dwg and dxf), thanks to MikeSierra67.

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  • (oz5973)
    by PGF Chinn
    from Model Airplane News
    October 1955 
    20in span
    Tags: IC C/L
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 22/09/2014
    Filesize: 123KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap • PDFvector • CADfile
    Credit*: theshadow, MikeSierra67


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I've attached 3 photos of my recently completed Scorpion, built for my 11 year old son [more pics 003-005]. It uses a Norvel .049 and is a fun and resilient trainer. I modified it slightly by adding a cheek to reinforce the front end and wing joint.
ChrisBayliss - 22/05/2018
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