Tall Texan (oz6247)


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Tall Texan. Radio control sport scale model. Uses an Ace foam wing, so no wing drawing is shown.

Quote: "A few minutes with a photocopy machine and you'll have full size plans for a quickly built .10 powered aircraft that will bore small holes in the big sky. Quick and responsive, but easy to fly. Tall Texan by John Chapis.

The Tall Texan was designed as a simpler and smaller counterpart to Bryce Petersen's high performance AT-6 Texan (oz6336). And, by using Ace mini foam wings and box type sheet construction, the Tall Texan took form.

When the ship was finished, I decided to use a Kraft KP3S system and OS Max .10 power. The whole time I was finishing the installation I was thinking of how nice and easy this bird would drift through the sky. Boy did I miss! With KPS 12's and a 500 MAH pack, she weighed in at 2-1/2 pounds and was quite a bit hotter than the average .10 powered bird. But what a thrill it is to habe this ship boring holes in the sky.

Some tiome later, while reading RCM an opinion was voiced by Ronald Shean about .10 powered pylon racing for sport flyers only. Tjhe 'better idea' light lit. Create a plyon racer that isn't a P-51! This is my contribution to those of you who want to race for just pure pleasure. There are some publications that will give you some ideas on how to paint your bird like the gteat AT-6 air racers that please crowds from Reno to Cape May every year.

Since we can't paint it until it is built, let's get started. Start construction by cutting out all formers, tail surfaces, and fuselage sides. Clamp the fuselage sides together and sand them to get two perfectly matched sides. Now glue the 1/32 ply doubler and the 1/8 square stringers in place. After they have dried, clamp the 1/4 x 1 in trailing edge tail post between the fuselage sides. Next, install the 1/8 ply firewall. Then add former F-4 and the other smaller formers. This should give you a pretty true fuselage. Now, complete the structure by putting the 1/2 in sheet turtle deck and tail surfaces in place along with the 3/32 bottom sheet. Add the soft nose block and 1/16 sheet canopy and cowl.

The hard part is now completed. The wings are the Ace 2T mini - foam wing set with the center section trimmed to 13 inches..."

Quote: "attached is John Chapis' Tall Texan from RCM magazine issue 12-73. This was an included free plan, on four pages, to be taped together. Several strips of 'electronic tape' now achieves the same result. Most local hobby shops have replacement foam wings in the ARF department, many look quite suitable for these 70's era foam wing models. Regards,"

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Note this plan used the Ace Foam wing. For a plan showing how to construct a replacement wing in balsa (both tapered and straight-chord) see Ace Foam Wing (oz8557) thanks to AndyKunz.

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  • (oz6247)
    Tall Texan
    by John Chapis
    from RCMplans (ref:9031)
    December 1973 
    48in span
    Scale IC R/C LowWing Trainer Military
    clean :)
    formers unchecked
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 08/01/2015
    Filesize: 166KB
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    Credit*: theshadow

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