Mini-Super (oz7900)

 

Mini-Super (oz7900) by Ernie Webster, David Boddington from Aviation Modeller International 1996 - plan thumbnail

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Mini Super. A 75% version of the original Keil Kraft Super 60 (oz552) designed by by Ernie Webster and developed by David Boddington. 48in wingspan, for 1-3 channel radio and 1.5cc - 2.5cc engines.

Quote: "The solution was obvious, build a smaller version of the proven design. I decided on a 3/4 (75%) replica as the wood sizes worked out well and the size of the model would still be adequate for carrying the transistorised receivers, Elmic rubber driven escapements and a 3.6 volt 225 mAh DEAC battery. Results exceeded expectations, and the Mills 1.3cc powered model flew with all the excellent flying characteristics of the '60' design...

As presented here the 'Mini-Super' is in its original form, taken from the original tracings and would you believe the prototype model is still in existence! You could fly the model free flight, it has quite generous dihedral, or single channel, rudder only control. Howevere I guess most modellers will opt to fly it three channel. The elevator extension is shown and is large enough for this type of flying..."

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Update 26/07/2016: article pages, text & pics added, thanks to DeeBee1. N.B. The article describes it as having 45" wingspan, but we are going with the plan which says 48".

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User comments

The original plan as supplied with the magazine actually measures 47 inch span ( including the centre section )
anon - 08/08/2016
Interesting. It has the text "48in wingspan" printed on the plan. That's a typo?
SteveWMD - 08/08/2016
I guess if it is as quoted a 75% version of the 63in original, that would come out at 47.25in span. Maybe they (like us) are rounding up to the nearest inch.
SteveWMD - 08/08/2016
Hi - was home again this last weekend, so Lindsay was able to take a few photos of my latest build, Dave Boddington's Mini Super (OZ plan 7900) with Cox .074 Queen Bee for power [more pics 003-006]. Love your site, keep up the great work.
AndyCoutts - 03/05/2017
Winter has now arrived in SA which makes for lovely flying weather. We were out flying last Sunday and Lindsay took some photos of the finished Mini Super with our daughter Jessica [more pics 006-010]. Had a wonderful flying afternoon with the Caprice, Swallow and Stiletto. Keep up the great work on OZ it's such a treasure.
AndyCoutts - 08/06/2017
The article says 45" and the plan says 48" but the plan is actually slightly under 47" (that's measured using the actual plan that came with the magazine).
anon - 28/03/2018
Thanks for the wealth of plans on Outerzone. I along with many during the 2020 UK virus lockdown was looking for a project. My intention is to build the RCM Wayfarer. Unfortunately due to significant demand the balsa deliveries are delayed. There that's some good news for the small modelling businesses... So I went looking for an interim project. I found the Boddington Mini Super drawing to refer to whilst I refurbished my original kit built Keil Kraft Mini Super. It went into the loft about 1985-6 and hasn't been flown since. I've taken the opportunity to repair and recover the airframe in a copy of Ernie Websters 1960's scheme and swap to brushless electric (always hated sticky glow fuel residue). Here are two photographs taken of the completed refurb [pics 011,012]. I am still waiting a few bits of hardware to arrive before it gets re-flown but I am very pleased with its appearance.
NigelS - 24/06/2020
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