Aero-Duster (oz7917)


Aero-Duster (oz7917) by Fred Johnson 1991 - plan thumbnail

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Aero-Duster. Radio control profile sport plane for .40 power.

Quote: "A quick building, great flying sport profile design for up to .40 2-stroke engines. Aero-Duster by Fred Johnson.

The intent here is to have something that bores holes in the sky instead of your pocketbook, and not totally sacrifice the appearance. This airplane is a simple, easy to fly, minimum cost project which combines reasonable looks with near trainer flight characteristics. While the construction approaches the minimum part count possible, the flight characteristics allow very easy take-off and landings, making this a good first taildragger. A unique aspect of this type of design is the ability to visually assess the fuel level in flight, thus helping to relieve the danger of running out of fuel in flight. This airplane can be built in a short time, still be fun and desirable when complete, and helps fulfill the need for a .40 powered sport airplane with very good flight characteristics. Aero-Duster 40 is the larger version of the Aero-Duster series of aircraft, and may be the largest of this type that can be easily transported.

Proper mounting of servos to reduce the end travel stall and protect from large control forces results in the use of small servos for all functions, and a small radio system will facilitate the installation. The normal flight control forces in models of this
size are very small, and even the smallest servo has sufficient power if it doesn't get beat up by vibration and stall at max travel. I have used a combination of Airtronics mini and standard size servos for the various prototypes. I used servo mounting tape, and I suppose that the little trays would also work if you were so inclined.

Construction: (Editor's Note: Due to the length of the construction sequence on the Aero-Duster 40, it is not being reproduced in this article. We have given you the introduction and the flying portion of the article; the complete construction article will be furnished when ordering the full size plans)."

Update 10/12/2016: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow.

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Hi,Thanks so much for your brilliant work with your website. Concerning the Aero-duster plan, which I hope to build, perhaps you have missed adding the mentioned article. If available could you please add it to the download page. Many thanks!
FrankH - 01/08/2016
Doh, added this now, thanks.
SteveWMD - 01/08/2016
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