Easy One


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Easy One  
by Ted Strader
from Flying Models
June 1961 
38in span
Tags: IC R/C
all formers complete :)
got article :)

Submitted to Outerzone: 30/10/2016
Outerzone planID: oz8157 | Filesize: 260KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: dfritzke


About this Plan

Easy One - Easy I - Radio control sport model. Trainer for single channel RC.

Quote: - "A simple basic R/C trainer. Cute, functional, durable ...a good basic design for everyday flying. Avoids biting off more than you can chew. Long tail moment arm gives less violent response. Cost is low, maneouvers well..."

Quote:- "I thought you should have at least a rudimentary scan of the 'Easy 1' to compliment Doug Smiths nice story in Viewpoint [see My First RC]. Dave"

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Update 27/05/2017: added article, thanks to RFJ.

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Thanks Dave, my original Easy One plan was long since lost. I had scaled it up from the magazine plan because I was too cheap to order the plans, which was a much bigger deal back then. There were no home computers, no internet, no credit cards, long distance telephone calls needed operator assistance. You couldn't even buy a telephone, had to lease it from Ma Bell. If you ordered anything by mail, you had to go to the Post Office for a money order and send it to wherever the plans were published, then a couple of weeks later they would arrive (hopefully). Model Airplane News had the best plan program. For 50 cents they would send a large sheet with your plans printed on both sides, folded to fit in a mailbox. I still have a couple of these that weren't cut up. My Easy One was built like the plans except I left off the bubble canopy, not available at our small hobby shop in a corner of Scarborough Drug Co. The plane flew well for its short life, especially after changing to a compound escapement which was easier to operate. Strangely, we had no concept of "learning to fly", you just took it out to the field and did it. Me and my buddy Al were in high school at the time and we both took advantage of the situation to write about our experience with R/C. Only "A" I ever received in that class. I might just build another Easy One, would make a good electric...
DougSmith - 04/11/2016
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