Pacific Ace (oz6233)

 

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About this Plan

Pacific Ace - Radio control sport model. This is a 250% enlarged version of the classic 30in span rubber model.

Quote: "It had to be large enough to see way up there when you shut down the engine and it turned into a soaring machine, but not so large that common stock could not be used in construction. Since the 30" Pacific Ace had the best detail, it was decided that R/C version would be a multiple of the 30" one. Two times would be too small and three times would be too large to fit common building stock so we split the difference and decided upon 2-1/2 times. That would make the wingspan 75", if we used a 6" center section, each outer section would be no longer than standard 36" length balsa and spruce. We normally cut our own hardwood from white pine which is easier to work and much less expensive, but if we expected someone else to build the plane, it would be to their advantage if they could use readily available materials. What about the fuselage - it is 43" long? Note, all of the fuselage forward of the TE of the wing is spruce except for a couple of cowl pieces. Aft of the wing, the fuselage is all balsa with the two longerons on the bottom of the fuselage being spliced where spruce transitions to balsa - voila, standard stock. Get yourself a bunch of 1/4" square spruce and balsa. The balsa should be medium hard as you do not have to worry about making the tail light. We had to add weight to the tail to get the plane to balance at 1/3 of the wing chord. This is an excellent beginner's airplane. It is extremely easy to fly and if you get into trouble, all you do is take your thumbs off the sticks and the plane squares itself away (more about that later). It really isn't all that difficult to build and we will give you all the help we can. If you have built a few kits such as the Eaglet or the Eagle, you are ready for this scratch-built plane."

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Article pages, text and pics, thanks to SrFalcon.

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User comments

The distance shown on the frontal firewall drawing, is too short the size between the bottom longeron and the next one up is 1/4 inch or 6.4mm too short. Thus the whole firewall is too short by 1/4 of an inch. Regards
IainG - 12/05/2016
Yes, I think you're right. Seems too short.
SteveWMD - 12/05/2016
Hi folks, you have a great site, thank you!!! I submit some photos of my plane: Pacific Ace oz6233 [model photo & more pics 003, 004].
Aris_Kosmides - 27/03/2019
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