Piper Apache (oz8040)


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Piper Apache. Control line scale twin. For twin .35 engines. Scale is 1/8.

Quote: "Selection of the Piper Apache as a ship for a detailed scale model can be contributed to two factors - 'Perk' Piorkowski's Piper Comanche, published in Model Airplane News in June 1962, and the excellent flight characteristics which Piper planes lend toward model flying. The Apache also has clean lines and many details available with which to work. Piorkowski's Comanche was undertaken as a first endeavor into scale building, and results from MAN plans were so gratifying that Piper's Apache appeared next to be added to the fleet.

This ship is scaled in every detail, even including scale airfoil, except for the front landing gear which is L-shaped instead of a U-fork in order to strengthen it for landings. Since it was first constructed in midsummer of 1963, the plane has placed first in every contest entered, including the regional Southeastern Rebel Rally at Jacksonville, Florida, and the all-scale flying show at Westminster, Maryland. A Testers Award plaque is also among the Apache's winnings. Research was done from Piper Aircraft drawings, blue prints, photographs, and from two original ships at the Lumberton, N. C. municipal airport which were viewed on an average of three times weekly during the building. Details were also obtained from the Piper Apache tech manual.

This plane is scaled 1-1/2in to the foot, and the weight of the plane, nine pounds, makes it almost necessary to equip it with throttles for power landings. High lift wings and landing flaps also give the ship excellent flying and landing characteristics. Powered by twin McCoy 35's, reworked inside and fitted with K & B throttles, the plane must have a slight nose heaviness upon completion. A word of warning also at this point. Like the real Apache, the model must have a down thrust engine line because of the high lift wings. A 6 degree down thrust was used to correspond to the original plane, and a 1/16 inch washer under the rear lug holes of each engine prove -guite satisfactory..."

Mary, I decided to 'scale-scan' the Piper Apache CL plan page from that issue of MAN I sent you earlier [see http://www.rclibrary.co.uk/title_details.asp?ID=1587]. I test print the scale bar at 100% and it's really close. The scan itself is just from the magazine, so not super high quality lines.

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Piper Apache (oz8040) by Bill Norment 1964 - model pic

  • (oz8040)
    Piper Apache
    by Bill Norment
    from Model Airplane News
    February 1964 
    58in span
    Scale IC C/L LowWing Multi Civil
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 05/09/2016
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    Credit*: dfritzke
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