Douglas O-46A (oz6136)


Douglas O-46A (oz6136) by Doug McHard from Aeromodeller 1953 - plan thumbnail

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Douglas O-46A. Free flight scale model for rubber power. JD McHard's super-scale Douglas O-46A. Scale is 1/16.

Quote: "Rubber flying scale models are rare birds these days, but there is a certain satisfaction in knowing that the motor will start first time and having started, will flap the prop over silently. Then to see the model soar effortlessly into the air with no exhaust and diesel oil ruining that smart paint job!

The O-46A was selected as a prototype for several reasons. The fusleage is long, giving reasonable distance between motor hooks. The tailplane is of such a size as to need litle enlargement to produce a stable machine. The position of the wing is perfect for satisfactory performance and the fixings are very adaptable to knock-off mountings..."

Hi Steve, I was just checking your site for Douglas O-46 plans and realized I had a scan you did not. So here you go.

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Update 10/08/2017: Added PDFvector plan tracing, also article pages, thanks to hogal.

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Douglas O-46A (oz6136) by Doug McHard from Aeromodeller 1953 - model pic

  • (oz6136)
    Douglas O-46A
    by Doug McHard
    from Aeromodeller
    34in span
    Scale Rubber F/F Parasol Military
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 17/11/2014
    Filesize: 1425KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: DavePentland, hogal

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