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Leisure Playboy. Radio control electric version of the classic Playboy Senior design. Wingspan 67-1/2in, wing area 582 sq in. For Astro 05 power. Plan also shows alternative outline for the Playboy Cabin design.
Quote: "The Leisure Playboy is a scaled down version of the famous Playboy Senior (oz7835) modified especially for 05 electric power. The Leisure Playboy's polyhedral wing and large lifting tail provide inherent stability for 'hands-off' flight.
We designed the installation of electric power and radio gear to be easy to build. Any novice to electric power can build the Playboy, any novice R/C pilot can fly it.
A geared (2.5:1) Leisure 05 stock motor provides a solid 5 minutes of climb power turning a REV-UP 10x6 prop. By using simple on-off switching the Playbot's good thermalling capability will provide you with flights of up to 15 minutes!"
Quote: "Leisure Electronics 67-1/2in span Playboy Senior (scaled from the original 1940-41 80in span model) Designed by Bob Sliff. Drawn by Bob Sliff. Approved by Roland Boucher 1981"
Update 18/04/2017: added kit instructions, thanks to RFJ.
Update 19/04/2017: Added rib templates, CAD-redrawn, thanks to n0bbyUK who very kindly drew them up from scratch.
Update 24/04/2018: added kit review from Flying Models, August 1990, thanks to RFJ.
Update 07/06/2018: added additional kit review, from AMI, April 2005, thanks to RFJ.
Update 21/05/2020: Added kit review from Model Airplane News, June 1983, thanks to RFJ.
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by Bob Sliff
Electric R/C Pylon
all formers complete :)
Found online 03/02/2015 at:
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User commentsLovely plan but no rib sections shown :-/
Anon - 09/10/2015
Ah well this is more of a picture rather than a plan. A plan has the details required to complete the construction of a particular project. This picture has no rib profiles. Even an airfoil section would be useful as this could then be scaled in a photocopier and the spar and stringer cutouts added. This has nothing and is useless for wing construction. You have known this for years as per the previous comment. Remove or fix the plan, the net has enough junk already on it. I do realise that this is a free download and that the plan is just a copy of one from a kit which would have had the ribs cut already. Understanding, but not suitable for an excuse.
StephenH - 14/04/2017
Thanks Stephen, always good to receive constructive criticism :) We host all sorts of plans on Outerzone, which people look at for all sorts of reasons. One person's 'junk' is another person's historical record. This particular plan was flagged as "formers unchecked", to alert viewers to what may be missing, and has been downloaded 2,500+ times without complaint. Thanks to your input, I've changed the tag to "formers incomplete" (should've done this in 2015 after the first comment!). If you'd rather not download incomplete plans like this, just avoid the ones not flagged as "all formers complete".
Mary - 14/04/2017
Added some useful photos of the Leisure Playboy boxes, thanks to Pit [more pics 003-007].
Mary - 17/04/2017
Hi Mary, Concerning the ribs and formers for the Leisure Playboy, this is a very famous U.S. free flight competition gas model and the rib and former patterns are readily available on Outerzone from other versions of the Playboy plan. It was originally designed by Joe Elgin and there's a 71 inch version that's almost the same size, but ribs from any of the several versions can be scaled to suit. Regards from Toronto, Canada,
SimonBlake - 19/04/2017
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- Playboy (oz6328)
- Plan File Filesize: 521KB Filename: Playboy_Leisure_oz6328.pdf
- Supplement Filesize: 887KB Filename: Playboy_Leisure_oz6328_instructions.pdf
- Supplement Filesize: 2433KB Filename: Playboy_Leisure_oz6328_review_AMI.pdf
- Supplement Filesize: 1678KB Filename: Playboy_Leisure_oz6328_review_FM.pdf
- Supplement Filesize: 4105KB Filename: Playboy_Leisure_oz6328_review_MAN.pdf
- Supplement Filesize: 27KB Filename: Playboy_Leisure_oz6328_ribs.pdf
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