Hi Climber oz6703


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Hi Climber - completed model photo

Submitted to Outerzone: 13/06/2015
Outerzone planID: oz6703 | Filesize: 1818KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: theshadow


About this Plan

Hi Climber - rubber sport model.

Quote: "Here's a little cutie that really flies! It builds quickly and has almost no critical dimensions. It's designed like a contest model. And it flies like one! Plans are full size as they appear in this magazine. A few suggestions will help you get best results. Make sure you use stiff; warp-free wood for the wings and tail parts. The propeller and wheels, along with wire parts may be had from the local hobby shop, or from some ready-to-fly models costing about 25c. Any plastic prop near 5-1/2 inches in diameter will do. They are easy to find.
Study the pictures, tool list and materials list carefully before you start. Putting maximum winds to the motor by stretch winding will take some help from a friend, but flights will be about twice as long if you use a mechanical winder, or a hand drill with a hook in it. If you use a hand drill, put a slight bend in the hook where it fits inside the drill and get it tightened well so it won't pull out and cause an accident to your helper or the Hi-Climber... "

Quote: "Hi Steve - Here is Stu Richmond's Hi Climber from American Aircraft Modeler magazine issue 12-68. I kept the resolution up a bit for clarity. This is a great 'how to' build for a young first time modeler."

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Update 07/11/2017: added complete article, thanks to RFJ.

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Hi Climber  
by Stu Richmond
from American Aircraft Modeler
December 1968 
14in span
Tags: Rubber F/F
all formers complete :)
got article :)


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User comments

Dear Sir - Firstly, let me say a big THANK YOU for your great work and website! It is the best help a newcomer to aeromodelling can get. And it is addictive, too! I am building the 14" Hi Climber by Stu Richmond and need the second page from the article, which is missing in the PDF file. Can you add that page?
IvanR - 07/11/2017
Hmm, I'm not sure why this page doesn't open! I must apologise. It may be something to do with the compression. Can anyone out there help by scanning the missing page for us?
Mary - 07/11/2017
A quick Google search turned up this very helpful webpage: www.airplanesandrockets.com/airplanes/hi-climber-december-1968-american-aircraft-modeler We'll do out best to find & post the missing page on Outerzone, but in the meantime you can read the article there.
Mary - 07/11/2017
Just added the full article as a supplementary file, thanks to the articles wizard RFJ :)
Mary - 07/11/2017
it was published in an Italian magazine too. I made it with my father when I was like the boy in the photo!
Pit - 08/11/2017
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