Hot Canary (oz7305)


Hot Canary (oz7305) by William Harding from Model Airplane News 1962 - plan thumbnail

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Hot Canary. Free flight power model for .010 engines.

Quote: "Hot is just as good a way to describe our contest free flighter for this moth - designed for performance only, it really does its job. The Hot Canary, by William R Harding.

The Hot Canary was originally designed as a test bed for some theories that I had on tail moment arms. However, during the course of these tests, she proved herself worthy of more than this. When the present moment arm was reached, the Hot Canary developed a screaming climb, followed by one of the smoothest transitions I had ever witnessed. The glide is a thing of beauty to one who delights in a graceful float. This little ship will really hang, and with a thermal for help, will amaze you.

The contest season was over before the Hot Canary was developed, and we haven't had a chance to try her in competition. However, with next season coming, and with one of Cox's new, hot .020's up front, we have great expectations for this bird!

Construction of the Hot Canary is simple, and should not give trouble to even a novice. The main thing to keep in mind, is the choice of wood. All wood should be light and straight-grained. Because of lightness of small powerplant, be especially careful to keep construction light near the tail. The main trouble with most novices seems to be using wood that is heavier than necessary for the job it must do.

Let's start with the fuselage. Cut pylon to shape from 1/8 in sheet balsa. Pre-glue pylon parts where they join. When they are dried, coat joint again with glue, and pin together, make sure they are properly aligned. While this is drying, cut fuselage sides. When pylon is completely dried, pin fuselage side over plan. Pin pylon in place, and add 1/8 in square longerons, and uprights. Add other side. The wing and stab platforms are made from 1/16 sheet and glued in place. Keep grain running span wise in both platforms..."

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Update 12/05/2016: article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

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Hot Canary (oz7305) by William Harding from Model Airplane News 1962 - model pic

  • (oz7305)
    Hot Canary
    by William Harding
    from Model Airplane News
    August 1962 
    33in span
    IC F/F Pylon
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 14/12/2015
    Filesize: 248KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: dfritzke

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