Piper Tri-Pacer (oz797)


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Piper Tri-Pacer. Scale gas cabin model. Designed for radio control, large 59in span.

Very detailed plan with full construction notes.

Quote: "Your Piper Tri-Pacer model is actually very easily constructed. Pay careful attention to printed instructions and follow assembly notesz as they appear on the plan. For maximum strength all parts should be lightly coated with cement which is allowed to dry and then a secnd coat of cement is applied when the parts are accurately built together. This is known as pre-gluing and insures a strong assembly.

Fuselage Construction: Step #1: Construct fuselage side frames direcytly over side view. Illustration above shows completed side frame. It is advisable to place wax paper on drawing to prevent parts from sticking to plans. Side frame construction is heavily shaded.

Start construction by pinning horizontal parts TK and FK in place. Pin and cerment vertical member F9F to rear of TK and FK as shown. Remainder of side is constructed of 3/16 square balsa provided..."

Update 3/12/2021: Added zipfile of 6 fuselage formers in jpg format, thanks to Eduardo.

Quote: "Here are six formers that, after vectorizing for laser cutting, I discovered they are not accurately reproduced, they are not symmetrically drawn, one side is different from the other. I suppose this is due to the fact that they were scanned from the original die cut wood sheets or perhaps a scan mistake. Anyway, I redrew the formers and they are now completely symmetrical and accurate.

Good luck with your Tri-Pacer, by the way a BEAUTIFUL model with excellent flying performance.

EDUARDO BARRIGA (La Calera, Colombia)"

Supplementary file notes

Formers zipfile.


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