Stinger (oz7027)


Stinger (oz7027) by Roland Mayer from Model Airplane News 1950 - plan thumbnail

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Stinger. Free flight sport model, for 1/2A power.

Quote: "A high performance half-pint that features the ultimate in simple construction. Clean, simple design will carry any 1/2A engine, with top performance. Stinger, by Roland Mayer.

WHILE the battle of the experts rages pro and con concerning professionalism in model flying, the beginner and the less-experienced builder is still in the same old boat - that is, lacking the ability and know-how necessary to build a complex contest ship, he must depend on the simpler designs that he is capable of putting together with a reasonable degree of accuracy. Most of the present designs falling into this category are not even in the same league with a really hot job. So for the present, we will leave it to the experts to decide who will flywhen and for what, and do our best to offer at least a partial solution to the immediate problem by presenting Stinger, a high-performance half-pint that features the ultimate in simple construction.

Let's list a few features that should delight the heart of beginner and expert alike; the fuselage is of simple sheet balsa construction having a triangular cross section with. only one former. The plywood firewall, the rudder, and the stabilizer are also cut from sheet balsa which leaves the wing the only built-up part on the entire ship. Even the wing is of the simplest possible construction. To eliminate any scaling-up from the plans, full size patterns of all parts are included.

Also included in the plans are the necessary modifications to make a CO2 version of Stinger, employing the Campus Bee for power. While in the design and test stages of Stinger's development, we tried a lightweight Bee-powered version that performed so satisfactorily we felt it would be well worth the trouble to include it in the article for the benefit of CO2 fans.

While the CO2 version is not intended for contest work because of the relatively low power and limited motor run of the Campus Bee, the 1/2A ship is capable of holding its own in any contest. The flying ability of the little ship was graphically demonstrated to us when we carelessly neglected to fit the original model with a detherrnalizer during its initial test flight..."

Hi Steve - scanned directly from my issue of the October 1950 Model Airplane News Roland Mayer's STINGER 1/2A freeflight. An option details CO2 power with the Campus Bee. Plan is half size according to the instructions, the parts page is full size. From jeff mccammant story city iowa.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

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