Fieseler Fi 156C Storch (oz7324)


Fieseler Fi 156C Storch (oz7324) by Robert J Caso from RCMplans 2005 - plan thumbnail

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Fieseler Fi 156C Storch. Sport scale model for 0.15 power and 5 channel RC.

Quote: "Sport scale WWII STOL liaison plane for .15 glow or speed 480 electric.

Designed in the mid-1930s, the Storch was the first operational STOL (short take-off and landing) aircraft. With its ability to take off in 50 yards and land in 30, the Storch was used by the Luftwaffe during WWII in much the same way helicopters are used today. Its primary roles were spotting, liaison, rescue and ambulance, and it saw action in all theaters, side by side with the more famous Focke-Wulf and Messerschmitt aircraft.

Although lightly loaded and having a high lift, high aspect ratio wing, the full scale Storch was a somewhat unforgiving plane to fly and more than a few careless 'hot shot' Luftwaffe pilots gained newfound respect for the plane after a hair-raising joyride.

This model employs interlocking components to ensure speed and accuracy of construction as well as a rigid but light airframe. Use medium CA throughout and contest grade balsa for sheeting.

Study the plans carefully before beginning assembly. A vacuformed canopy and laser-cut short kit are available from:

The flaps are quite effective and enable very slow flying. A full-flap, full power take-off in a slight breeze will get the Storch airborne in 8 feet or less and it will land in just about its own length.

Fuselage: The Storch's fuselage is constructed more like a boat than an airplane: it is not built side to side. Instead, fore and aft sections are constructed, the ventral spine (F6) providing the primary link for the two. Note that some components require laminatiing two 1/16 parts (noted as '2X' on the plans). Build a 6 x 2 x 12in channel shaped box to support the fore section during construction. Start by resting each F1 on quarter square supports placed across the box. Dry fit bulkheads #1, 2. 3, 4, 6. 8 and 9, to F1, ensuring that each F1 is aligned square when viewed from above. Run a piece of tape across the F1's between bulkheads #6 and 8 to hold everything together. Holding each bulkhead vertically with a square, glue up the assembly. Affix ribs #1 and 2 and add the ply wing mounts. Affix the ventral spine, F6, ensuring that it is completely seated on each bulkhead..."

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