Le Pou Du Ciel

 

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Le Pou Du Ciel  
by Randy Wrisley
from RCMplans (ref:852)
November 1981 
66in span
Tags: Scale IC R/C Biplane Civil
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This plan was found online 04/03/2015 at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=30958774&postcount=2953
Outerzone planID: oz6407 | Filesize: 729KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: FarCry, fullsizeplans.com

   

About this Plan

Pou Du Ciel - Flying Flea - Scale model for radio control. Scale is 1/4.

Quote: "I've always felt the Pou had possibilities as an R/C model. The aircraft had more character and personality than the law now allows! Since Henri's goal was simplicity, the model had to be easy to build too. First I located a set of plans for a 1in Scale Pou drawn by Ken Hamilton back in the 1930's. This British version had a 22' wingspan and a 30 horse Ford automobile engine for power. G-ADMH had a cowl around the engine making the model's nose much easier to build. I was most fortunate to run into Mr. Hamilton at a free-flight scale contest shortly after I obtained his plans. I picked his brain for ideas and he proved most helpful. I'm not ashamed to admit, my Pou is scaled from his great drawings! Thanks, Ken! Next I contacted Bill Hannan, regarding color information and anything else that would be helpful. Now I was armed with as much information as possible, so on to the building board ...Since Quarter Scale models are the rage, I enlarged the Pou to that size. Believe me, it flies just as well, if not better. So build it light, don't over-power it and, for gosh sakes, get the incidence angles right! If you follow those guidelines, yours will fly as good as mine does, so let's build one..."

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Here are several pictures of a Randy Wrisley 1/4 scale Le Pou Du Ciel [more pics 004-007]. More commonly know as a Flying Flea. Power was a geared brushed 540 electric motor. This was in the late '90s. Long before brushless. The Flea was one of the easiest flying planes I have ever built. Basically rudder and throttle was all that was needed. Covering was Hobby Lobby Ora Fabric. Must have had over 300 flights on the Flea before I sold it. One of my all time favorites.
BobSealy_Tennessee - 12/02/2018
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