Cessna AGwagon (oz6157)
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Cessna AG-Wagon. Profile scale CL model for .35 power.
Quote: "There's a certain similarity of low level aerobatics between crop dusters and controliners. This super-simple profile type captures the essence, with stunting capability. Cessna Agwagon, by Larry Kruse .
Those of us who live in the Midwest probably have more contact with specialized agricultural aircraft than those who live in a more metropolitan setting. I've always been particularly fascinated by the performance of ag spray planes as they make their runs scant feet above long rows of crops and then climb out sharply, engines bellowing, to clear the trees or power lines at the end of the field. Time and again the ag pilot brings his craft right down on the ground and then right back up in a swooping 180° turn, not unlike the manuevers of a Controline Stunter going through the pattern.
In fact, it was this similarity that prompt-ed me to design this plane around the 'AG wagon,' one of three agricultural aircraft produced by Cessna Aircraft Company of Wichita, Kansas, the world's largest manufacturer of ag planes. The overall appearance of the AG wagon has been kept intact as much as is possible in a profile, while the planform and moments conform to comtemporary competition Stunt ships. With its tall 'greenhouse' canopy and its distinctive trim scheme, the AG wagon is a good choice for out-of-the-rut flying.
Construction. The profile fuselage is of 1/2 in balsa. One 36 x 4 inch sheet can serve for the main fuselage, but the canopy area will need to be added from scraps in your woodbox. The maple motor mounts should be epoxied in place once the fuselage shape is sawed out. The nose doublers are made of Sig 1/8 in liteply. A substitution of any regular plywood in this area probably will result in a nose-heavy airplane, since the nose moment is so long. An aliphetic resin like Sig-Bond is a good glue choice for plywood to balsa joints.
Once the doublers are dry, motor mount holes, landing gear holes and a hole for the tail wheel wire can be drilled. The canopy area should then be faired and the fuselage sanded and set aside..."
Quote: "Hi Steve, Attached is the plan by Larry Kruse from the October 1979 Flying Models, for a C/L Stunt profile Cessna Ag-Wagon. All the best and thanks for keeping up the good work."
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