Shy-Lark (oz6938)


Shy-Lark (oz6938) by HB Smith from Model Aircraft 1955 - plan thumbnail

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Shy-Lark. Free flight sport model. For .5 cc engines.

Quote: "Tough, fast flying free flight model for .5cc engines.

It was a surprise to me just how many young modellers we had in Leeds MFC who simply used to fly a model round and round (control line I think it is called) and the reason most of them carried on in this manner was because they had made attempts at free flight but without success. Having broken their models after a couple of launches they didn’t feel inclined to try again - I wonder how many more clubs have similar members?

To give these lads heart and for those who want a model suitable for any weather, get started on Shy-Lark right away. On its first real public outing, at Rufforth early in the year, a Dart .5 proved ample power to tow off one of G. Joyce’s (Leeds MFC) smaller gliders. The Shy-Lark’s weight incidentally is 10 oz.

The weather was very windy (usual northern stuff) and most other models were still packed away. Two or three people from other clubs asked if I’d care to lend out the plan, and the only way I could oblige all at the same time was through the medium of Model Aircraft; so here it is.

Fuselage: Cut out bulkheads and sheet sides, form undercart and sew to F4; cement liberally over sewing. Cement F4, F5, F6 to fuselage sides, then follow on with the remaining bulkheads. Cement on sheet underneath fuselage to sides and bulkheads. Fit bearers and dowels followed by 3/8 in balsa sheet under fuselage front end..."

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Update 05/09/2015: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

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Shy-Lark (oz6938) by HB Smith from Model Aircraft 1955 - model pic

  • (oz6938)
    by HB Smith
    from Model Aircraft
    February 1955 
    36in span
    IC F/F
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 02/08/2015
    Filesize: 197KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: JoeFergusson, TonyP

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