Vanguard (oz7918)


Vanguard (oz7918) by Lou Andrews 1960 - plan thumbnail

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Guillow Vanguard. Radio control sport model. Wingspan 36 in. Wing area 230 sq in. For .049 to .074 engines.

Quote: "Radio control Vanguard. For confined area flying - ideal for the new miniature light weight receivers. A brand new 1/2A R/C model designed for the new 3 and 9 volt transistorized receivers. The Vanguard can be flown rudder only or intermediate and is extremely stable when flying precision or 'hands off'. Take-offs and landings are smooth and realistic, yet the Vanguard is maneuverable enough to perform the aerial acrobats desired by most R/C fans.

Kit includes the most detailed R/C plan ever, showing every construction step as well as full instructions for receiver installattion. Ready formed dural landing gear and Grade A-1 balsa and hard wood parts, die cut and shaped for quick assembly. You'll find the Vanguard to be the biggest value ever offered in R/C models."

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Quote: "During my most recent visit to OZ, I saw where someone asked for a plan for the 'Vanguard' single-channel rudder-only airplane. After a search through my collection, I found them, had them scanned and now they're yours.

Cute airplane, but I wonder how many modelers have the called-out Cox Space Hopper .049, or could find one? That is a beam-mounted engine, just like the Medallion or TeeDee, even having the same mounting hole pattern, but those two are much more powerful than the Hopper. Perhaps a resourceful modeler could devise a way to calm those engines down a little, or come up with a way to mount a Babe Bee with it's integral fuel tank. Another option would be an OK Cub with beam mounts. A DC Dart might not be too much.

Unfortunately, I bought these plans from John Pond many, many years ago and they yellowed. Kinko's tried to strike a balance with not reproducing the yellowing without losing too much of the printed word, and that was not very clear when new. The original drawings were in a dark blue color..."

Update 26/9/2022: Added kit review from American Modeler, October 1960, thanks to RFJ.

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Vanguard (oz7918) by Lou Andrews 1960 - model pic

  • (oz7918)
    by Lou Andrews
    from Guillows
    36in span
    IC F/F R/C Cabin Kit
    clean :)
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 22/07/2016
    Filesize: 1106KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: MarcBird
    Downloads: 1898

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Reading the text from the contributor and looking at the plans there are two ways to go for power. Cox Medallion with Baby Bee piston and cylinder or Baby Bee screwed to a bent metal plate firewall as shown on the plans, depends on which engine you have in hand, I guess. The first Brodak .049's are beam mount and not super powerful but personally if you're going to build one then dig up a period correct beam mount engine for it.
Douglas Babb - 21/10/2022
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