Cosmic Cat (oz7792)

 

Cosmic Cat - plan thumbnail image

About this Plan

Cosmic Cat. Radio control sport model, by Bill Wischer from American Modeler, January 1967. For .60 power.

Quote: "Next year will climax the trend to more realistic R/C models. This semi-scale beauty combines a Goodyear's exciting looks with an aerobatic performance good enough to win contests. Why not make your 1967 ship a crowd stopper?

Cosmic Cat, by Bill Wischer.

If you think that the Cosmic Cat looks like a Goodyear racer, you're right; that's exactly what I had in mind when I built it. While the model Goodyear event was producing scale and semi-scale models that looked like the real thing in the air (though flying charactenstics often left much to be desired), the majority of our stunt ships were going in the opposite direction. With square fuselages and the cylinder sticking up in the breeze, any attempt to resemble a full-size aircraft was doomed to failure.

I built a Cosmic Wind (original version with a turtle deck, looked like a Long Midget) for pylon racing and it was a total flop. Like many scale ships, the tail moment was too short, with the attendant problems. The CG was hyper-critical, and aside from the fact that it stalled when it was going 80 mph (a situation not improved by its 6-1/2 lb weight) it was still wonderful to watch in flight - after I got it going faster than the stalling speed.

Hence, when 1 started to build my next stunt ship, I was determined to build a model that looked like an airplane. The Goodyear style affords advantages over other configurations. You can hide the engine in a cheek cowl (made to order for an opposed twin) and the full-size design was capable of aerobatics. Some changes are needed from scale dimensions to provide good characteristics..."

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Supplementary file notes

Article pages, text and pics.

Corrections?

Did we get something wrong with these details about this plan (especially the datafile)? That happens sometimes. You can help us fix it.
Add a correction

Cosmic Cat - completed model photo

Datafile:

Do you have a photo you'd like to submit for this page? Then email admin@outerzone.co.uk

User comments

No comments yet for this plan. Got something to say about this one?
Add a comment

 

 
 

Download File(s):
 

Notes

* Credit field

The Credit field in the Outerzone database is designed to recognise and credit the hard work done in scanning and digitally cleaning these vintage and old timer model aircraft plans to get them into a usable format. Currently, it is also used to credit people simply for uploading the plan to a forum on the internet. Which is not quite the same thing. This will change soon. Probably.

Scaling

This model plan (like all plans on Outerzone) is supposedly scaled correctly and supposedly will print out nicely at the right size. But that doesn't always happen. If you are about to start building a model plane using this free plan, you are strongly advised to check the scaling very, very carefully before cutting any balsa wood.

 

Terms of Use

© Outerzone, 2011-2019.

All content is free to download for personal use.

For non-personal use and/or publication: plans, photos, excerpts, links etc may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Outerzone with appropriate and specific direction to the original content i.e. a direct hyperlink back to the Outerzone source page.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site's owner is strictly prohibited. If we discover that content is being stolen, we will consider filing a formal DMCA notice.