Miss Philadelphia (oz8022)
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Miss Philadelphia - Radio control sport model.
Quote: "Original free flight Miss Philadelphia was by Maxwell Basset. R/C conversion was created by Randy Wrisley.
What do you get when you combine a Curtiss "Robin" fuselage, a DeHavilland rudder, and a Wanderer wing? Why you get Maxwell Bassets' Miss Philadelphia IV (oz10202)! Max's model is generally given credit for being the first gas model to win a major meet. The two hour plus flight consumed 13 ounces of gas, one human timer, and Max's best pair of tennis shoes!
The model presented. herein is scaled down to a manageable 6 ft wingspan. Ours weighs in at 45 ounces and flies up a storm on an Astro 05 gear drive unit. For you 'gasolineers' out there, a hot .09 to a mild .19 will do just as well. Like almost all Old Timers, Miss Philly is a stable, forgiving, let your wife fly it type of model. Ours thermals easily, and with all that stab has great stall characteristics. So what are you waiting for - get busy and build one!
Fuselage: Use 1/4 in square lumber and 1/32 ply doublers for gas. 3/16 square and 1/64 ply doublers for electric. Be sure to use spruce at the locations shown. Build one side on top of the other, exclusive of the ply doublers. When the sides are dry, separate them carefully. Cement the doublers in place in the cabin area only.
Begin assembly of the fuselage by pinning the sides upside down over the top view. Install the cross braces top and bottom from the front of the cabin to the tail. The diagonals are cemented in too, making sure they run in different directions when viewed from the top. Pull the fuselage off the top view, and pin it back down again right side up.
Carefully flex the nose into shape. Use the cross braces to hold the middle apart. When you get the correct contour, Hot Stuff the doublers to the sides. Epoxy the firewall into place as shown for electric, or move it aft to fit your gas motor. Bend up the landing gear from 3/32 m.w. for electric or 1/8 m.w. for gas. Epoxy the 1/4 plywood landing gear cross pieces into the bottom..."
Note this plan here is scaled to fullsize at 72inch wingspan, which we think is the correct size. Yes, the article states wingspan is 75in, but we believe that was a typo. We're going with 72in.
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