General Aircraft Owlet (oz7266)

 

General Aircraft Owlet (oz7266) by WR Jones from Aeromodeller 1941 - plan thumbnail

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Owlet. Scale model for rubber power. Scale is 1/12. The subject the GA Owlet was a training version of the Cygnet II, built as a cheap primary trainer for the RAF with modified fuselage and tandem open cockpit.

Quote: "A new departure in scale model technique, in which the fuselage is built in two halves, simplifying transport. Owlet by WR Jones.

The plans of this latest training machine are drawn to 1 in scale and the constructional features are simplified as much as possible. The only flying done up to the present has been pole flying. In this the Owlet has shown exceptional flying abilities, and it is hoped to have further details at an early date. The model was deisgned for twin motors and gears, but, using the rubber stated in a single motor, the performance was quite satisfactory. If super flying is required, gears should be used together with a hardwood nose blosk.

Fiuselage (fore end). Make complete drawings of the formers and transfer on to wood. Mark the top two longerons with the position of the formers and attach..."

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General Aircraft Owlet (oz7266) by WR Jones from Aeromodeller 1941 - model pic

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  • (oz7266)
    General Aircraft Owlet
    by WR Jones
    from Aeromodeller
    September 1941 
    32in span
    Scale Rubber F/F LowWing Trainer Military
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 02/12/2015
    Filesize: 723KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: CodysNeighbour

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