Miss Playmate (oz6923)
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Miss Playmate. Radio control sports model for .35 power.
Quote: "First place trophy winner for best Sport Aircraft Design at the '71 Toledo Conference, Miss Playmate seems to have a strong resemblance to some vintage sports plane of a bygone era. Completely aerobatic with a .29 to .35 engine, she is a tail-dragger with plenty of eye appeal.
Miss Playmate! A funny name for an airplane you say? But that's just what she is, a rugged, sturdy little tail-dragger with plenty of eye appeal and flying ability that is bound to capture and thrill the Sunday sports flyer. One can see many airplanes in Miss Playmate as she sits on the flight line poised for flight. A strong resernb lance to some vintage sports plane of a bygone era. Or maybe an EAA home-built you saw at Rockford some years ago. It was the desire for this full size realism that prompted the aesthetic lines of Miss Playmate.
Miss Playmate is not a magic design to end all designs. No fancy formulas were used but rather basic fundamental areas and moments make up her design. She is not a hybrid or an aerodynamic wonder; however, she is completely aerobatics and will do the AMA pattern for the most part.
Flight and utility were also a prime consideration in her design. She is something more than a box with wings and endures the steady trips to the flying field with little maintenance other than cleaning. Our flying field at Tri-Valley is sod. Although it is excellently maintained by the field owner and fellow club member Cliff Bennett, it is not like flying from a hard surface. In fact, most of my nine years of flying has been from a sod field. For this reason it is necessary for us to use a little more power and larger wheels.
The ST .35 represents more power than is needed to fly Miss Playmate, however, weight and field conditions dictate the power requirements for ROG on sod. A good .29 would seem like an average engine size. I used the .35 simply because l had one doing nothing..."
Hi Steve - Here is Jerry Smith's Miss Playmate from RCM magazine issue 09-71.
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