Bonanza (oz6533)

 

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Beechcraft Bonanza. Sport scale model for radio control. Moulded fuselage, foam-core wings. Wingspan 64 in, for .60 size engines.

Discontinued kit from SIG.

Note this scan has some distortion through scanner creep - suggest extreme caution if using this plan to actually cut wood and build a model.

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Update 8/2/2022: Added kit manual, thanks to JeffGreen.

Quote: "Bonanza Building and Flying Instructions.

Design Features: The Bonanza model was designed for Sport Scale and Sunday sport flyers alike. The wing on the Bonanza has a high dihedral angle, with wing tip chamber and washout. These qualities are excellent for the sport flyer. For competition flying the model can be built with retracts and flaps.

When flown with approved maneuvers the Bonanza is a fine choice for Sport Scale flyers. (As listed in flight manual stalls, chandelles, steep turns, and lazy eights.)

The full size plans show construction and location for the retract system used in the prototype. Different retract units can be adapted to wing and nose mounting platforms by changing width dimensions and position. The nose wheel retract control wire is kept in place by the plywood floor of the access hatch, allowing for easy removal of the wing.

A note on balsa wood: We do our best to put as good a grade of balsa in our kits as the supply situation permits. The worldwide increase in demand for balsa has made it impossible to obtain as high an average quality as used to be the case and this situation is getting worse.

Every piece of balsa supplied cannot be 100% perfect or kit prices would have to be greatly increased. Mineral stains or small knots do not seriously affect wood strength. Even with the very best grades of balsa, there is a natural tendency for some sticks or sheets to immediately bow upon being cut off from a perfectly square block because of built-in stresses. In most cases, these can be bowed back into alignment during building. True up the edges of bowed sheets by trimming using a metal straightedge to cut against.

About the Building Sequence: The quickest and most efficient way to complete a model is to work on several pieces at the same time. While the glue is drying on one section you can start on or proceed with another part. Work can even go forward on several sections of the same assembly at the same time, such as the front and rear of the fuselage.

We occasionally get suggestions that our instruction books should be in exact step-by-step building sequence. But this would result in many sentences starting 'While the glue is drying on the fuselage, move to the wing etc', and a lot of jumping back and forth between assemblies with no consistent pictorial progression. Also, a pre-selected building sequence by our choice might not suit your workshop space and time allotments. Therefore, we feel the present system of covering main assemblies in a unit works out best for the majority of kit builders.

So keep in mind that the numbering sequence used in this book was chosen as the best way of explaining the building of each major assembly and is not intended to be followed in exact one-two-three fashion. Start on the wing at No.1 and after performing a step or two, flip over to the next main heading of Fuselage Construction and do a step or two there, then over to Fin Assembly and so forth.

You will, of course, arrive at points where you can go no farther until another component is available. For example, you need a completed and mounted wing before the front of the fuselage on bottom can be completed. The way to understand these relationships is to read the book completely and study the full size plan before beginning to work..."

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  • (oz6533)
    Bonanza
    by Hank Pohlmann
    from SIG (ref:RC-41)
    1979 
    64in span
    Scale IC R/C LowWing Civil Kit
    clean :)
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 03/04/2015
    Filesize: 1470KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: RaulOtero
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