Cessna 180 (oz668)

 

Cessna 180 (oz668) by Joseph Laterra from Model Airplane News 1955 - plan thumbnail

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Cessna 180. Scale FF IC model.

Update 25/11/2013: Replaced this plan with a correctly scaled version at 41in wingspan, thanks to Erik.

Quote: "Hi, Regarding the proper size of the Cessna 180 drawing- I measured the old plan and found the wingspan is 41 inches. The AMA plan service lists it as 42 inches. With a wingspan of 36 feet, the 41in version would be 1:14.6 scale and the 42in one is 1:10.3. So it looks like the model was built to a chosen wingspan with no concern about the associated scale. The MAN plans list does not carry this Cessna any more. For your files I attach the plan scaled to 41 inch wingspan. If I was going to build it I think I'd enlarge the plan to 43.2in span, which would be 1:10 scale. "

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At 41in wingspan, the scale would be 1:10.54, not 1:14.6, which would yield a wingspan under 30in. This plan, with the same thicknesses of wood and allowances made, makes a very nice light but strong 1:8 scale full house R/C for .09 to .10 power.
Doc-Coffin - 09/10/2014
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