Miss Tiny (oz76)

 

Miss Tiny (oz76) from Modelcraft 1941 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Flying Weight 21oz. 46in span, 6.5in chord. Power with Ohlsson23 etc.

Quote: "MISS TINY This splendid model was designed late in 1938 to use the so-called small bore engines like Trojan, Phantom and Ohlsson 23. It was a reduced size version of Modelcraft's 66 inch span Pacific Ace (oz6825) but with parallel chord wings and soon began to make an impression in the limited engine run competitions that had replaced the fuel allotment rules.

The design had a long lease of life and, when control line came along, a number were modified with belicrank and elevator. (Champion control line flyer Bob Palmer built Miss Tiny as his first power model and he flew it in some early control line competitions.) Modelcraft sold the kit as a control line 'goat' well into the 1960s and even then the usefulness of the design had not run its full course and a number were fitted with early radio control.

Miss Tiny has always been a special favourite of mine, its sheer beauty of line marks it as the best proportioned of all the 1939/1940 period gas models shown in the magazines of the time. The aluminium nose cowling, multi-stringered forward fuselage, turtle back and realistic cabin arrangement were responsible for the oft made claim that this is a 'real airplane in miniature'. Despite having everything going for it, I never cease to be amazed at the low numbers of this model that appear to be built by present day vintage enthusiasts..."

Update 27/05/2016: added related 'Vintage Corner' article from Aeromodeller January 1988. Found online at www.rcgroups.com

Update 19/12/2017: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (scaled to fullsize) thanks to JJ.

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Miss Tiny (oz76) from Modelcraft 1941 - model pic

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Hi there, Thought you may like the pictures of my recently restored Miss Tiny for your wonderful web site. I painted it up just like my father's model, Alex Imrie and that's his article with a picture of him and his model [main pic, 003]. Best wishes
AlisdairImrie - 26/05/2016
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