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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