Sommer Monoplane (oz7627)
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R Sommer Monoplane. Peanut scale rubber model.
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User commentsI saw this come up on Outerzone a while back and immediately thought it would be a great peanut and a good practice for the Bleriot I want to build. Build was completed in 2 weeks and the model has proved to be a very successful flyer. Times are currently just under a minute with more to come. Weight ready to fly is 7g. Engine cylinders made from the bendy part of plastic drinking straws and styrene.
MikeMulholland - 09/09/2016
Bill Hannan is listed as the source of this plan.
In the 1960’s, the wonderful Mr. Hannan published a number of delightful all sheet scale free flight designs, some of which are available on OZ. When I was 16 or 17, I found a copy of American Modeler with Hannan’s own plan for the Sommer Monoplane. It was definitely not this plan. My feeble memory says it appeared in the same issue as Howard McEntee’s Leastie Beastie. The issue is not in the RCLibrary. If anyone has the Hannan plan for the Sommer Monoplane, I would be thrilled to see it. I’m sure WCH published other such plans. He wrote an essay extolling all sheet construction as a quick way to build obscure designs.
It would be interesting to see a comprehensive list of his work. His designs had a delightful charm about them.
Let’s be careful out there.
James Hickman - 28/05/2021
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