Aeronca C-1 Scout (oz7681)

 

Aeronca C-1 Scout (oz7681) by Phillip Kent from Model Airplane News 1996 - plan thumbnail

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Aeronca C-1 Scout. Radio control scale model.

Quote: "A perfect first scale project that's easy to build and fly ...the idea for the C-l came from a desire to build a light scale model for my O.S. .26 4-stroke. I thought a l/6-scale version of the C-2, C-3, or 100 would be too big. but I remembered seeing a photograph of a clipped-wing acrobatic C-1 Scout. That machine looked ideal: it had a bright color scheme and came out at just about a 58-inch wingspan at 1/6 scale. As usual, there was a small problem: no 3-view drawings! Because I wanted the model for competitions, I decided to draw my own. The only differences between the C-1 and last C-2s were in the shape of the fin and rudder, the wingspan (it was shorter) and wheel pants. Using all the available information. I soon had the 3-view drawn and was able to start the model drawings. In outline, the model accurately matches my drawings, and with care, it could be built to a high standard. The lack of photographs of the full-size plane could be a limiting factor, though. I also think that the model could be modified into a C-2 version without too much difficulty. There aren't really any difficult areas for the builder, but wire must be bent accurately, and the wing mount must be silver-soldered. Another slightly unusual feature is the use of an aileron servo mounted in the fuselage. Using the small servos that are available these days, it would be possible to mount a servo in the wing using the more usual bellcrank-and-pushrod method..."

Quote: "Steve & Mary - Here's the plan and article of Phillip Kent's 61in span Aeronca C-1 Scout from June 1996 Model Airplane News. He used a .26ci four-stroke (that'd be my choice), but would make a nice electric, also. In the text he says 1:6 scale and 58in span, which would match the full-scale's 29' span, but using the 6in scale on the plans the span measures about 60.8in when you include the center section. The article's specifications box says 61-1/2in. Regardless, it's a good looking model! DPlumpe."

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Aeronca C-1 Scout (oz7681) by Phillip Kent from Model Airplane News 1996 - model pic

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  • (oz7681)
    Aeronca C-1 Scout
    by Phillip Kent
    from Model Airplane News
    June 1996 
    61in span
    Scale IC R/C Civil
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 01/05/2016
    Filesize: 981KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: DPlumpe

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This plan was published in the French magazine "MVM" (Maquettes Volantes Magazine) issue 11, September October 1995. In the French article it is stated that the plane fly with an OS fs 20.
Vincent - 15/11/2016
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