Spirit of Saint Louis (oz7005)
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Spirit of Saint Louis. Radio control scale model.
Quote: "Multi-channel R/C model for engines of .45 to .60 cu in suitable for installation of 8-10 channel reed or 4-6 channel proportional R/C equipment. Span 80in, area 960 sq in, weight with equipment 6-8 lbs. Scale 2in : 1.15ft
Special features of the Spirit of St Louis are: simple, rapid but very robust construction and excellent stability, which makes the model not at all demanding with regards to flying skill. It is an excellent choice for the first scale project, but it also offers an exciting challenge to the more experienced R/C flier. Ample cabin volume for the installation of tank and R/C equipment is another noteworthy feature.
Note: Be sure to make good use of the plan, the exploded views, and the numbering system of all parts..."
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Update 16/10/2017: Added complete printwood parts sheets redrawn from scratch, thanks to LarryPhilip.
Quote: "Hello, Recently I purchased a used kit of the Royal Spirit of St. Louis from an online auction site. The kit was missing the instructions, which I was able to download from your site, saving me many headaches during construction. In return I thought it would be nice to send you the (2) two attached PDF files containing all of the print wood and parts for said kit. This way people downloading the plans and instructions can also get the parts and scratch build this beauty with ease. These files were generated from AutoCAD software and are to scale when printed on 24 x 36 inch paper... Please post these PDF files as supplements to this file and make other lives easier as you made mine. Thank you, Larry"
Supplementary file notes
Kit instructions. Text only. 13 pages, complete.
Printwood parts, in 2 sheets.
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User commentsMy Royal Spirit of Saint Louis which hangs in my office [more pics 003]. I built this airplane in the mid-1980s powered with an O.S. FS .70 four stroke and Kraft radio. Definitely not a beginner's airplane. I found it not an easy airplane to fly, being somewhat unstable just like its full scale counterpart. Interesting airplane in any case.
TerryConley - 12/09/2019
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- Spirit of Saint Louis (oz7005)
- Plan File Filesize: 1341KB Filename: Spirit_of_St_Louis_80in_oz7005.pdf
- Supplement Filesize: 350KB Filename: Spirit_of_St_Louis_80in_oz7005_instructions.pdf
- Supplement Filesize: 124KB Filename: Spirit_of_St_Louis_80in_oz7005_parts_1.pdf
- Supplement Filesize: 99KB Filename: Spirit_of_St_Louis_80in_oz7005_parts_2.pdf
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