Rearwin Speedster M6000M (oz6333)
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Rearwin Speedster 6000M. Radio control 1/4 scale model.
Quote: "Rearwin Speedster M6000M. Designed By Joe Bridi.
Each time we do a construction article for RCM, we try to keep the words down to the bare bones by sticking mainly to the building sequence. Somehow, it seldom works out that way though. It seems that with each aircraft there are some cautions to point out along with special ways of assembling different parts that will make it go together better. And each special idea takes a few more words. Ah well, we keep trying.
The Rearwrin Speedster Model 6000 is a new Bridibird designed by the man for The experienced R/C pilots among us who are interested in the 1/4 scale scene. A sturdy design that will eat up your MonoKote, Solarfilm, or Coverite faster than the 454 engine in my pickup truck eats gas on the trip to the flying field; the airplane can be flown with a Quadra .80, or .60 with a prop reduction unit. To help out your construction, RCM is making the epoxy-glass cowl, wheel pants, and dural landing gear available.
We'll begin construclion with the tail feathers because they go together quickly and don't require much in the way of special comments. The only caution we want to mention is that the leading edge of the fin extends into the fin plate on the top of the fuselage at the tail. Also, the fin tall post extends to the bottom of the tail of the fuselage. Finish the building job by cutting the necessary hinge slots and adding the control horn insert. Easy, huh?
Next the wing, especially since it must be built to finish the fuselage. Here are the preparations to be made. Use the template provided on the plans to draw the airfoil shape on the spar end of the center tip block. Note that the airfoil is semi-symmetrical, so mark the top of each piece center tip block to prevent mishaps later. Also, be sure you mark a right and left piece. Stack ribs #2 to #9 (8 ribs total for each wing panel) and drill the hole for the aileron pushrod. Either 1/16 piano wire alone may be used, or the hole through the ribs can be drilled to accept an outer NyRod tube to minimize friction.
By studying the plans, you'll find that the wings are held to the hardwood spar supports on the fuselage with a 4/40 screw that passes through a clearance hole in the bottom of the front and rear spars. They screw into the threaded hardwood pieces. A square 1/16 ply plate is glued into the bottom of both spars, both to offer a hard surface for the screws and to reinforce the spars at that point..."
Hi Steve - Here is Joe Bridi's Rearwin Speedster 6000M from RCM magazine issue 09-78.
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User commentsPhoto of completed Rearwin Speedster model was found online at http://www.modelflight.regheath.com/mf131/gallery.htm
SteveWMD - 23/02/2015
Can I request a windshield template for an RCM Rearwin speedster 6000M if anyone might have one to copy. Couldn't find another way to post this. Thanks for your great site. Lots of memories found here.
Rog - 02/10/2019
Hello Mary and Steve, Here some fotos of my new built Rearwin Speedster [pics 005-009]. As a base I used Joe Bridi’s plan, which I modified in many parts. I transferred it into CAD and milled all formers, ribs and other parts. Yesterday she had her successful maiden flight after nearly two years of building time (with several interruptions).
It flies with an 60 mm size electric motor, 200 kV, 10s LiPo, 22x8” Prop, weight 8,4 kg.
Gernot Rieger - 30/08/2023
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