South Wind 10 (oz8204)


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South Wind 10. Radio control sport model. For .075 diesel power.

Quote: "Small, compact and built to take a beating, this model can keep up with any plane in the field. South Wind 10, by Ted Strader.

So many things already have been written by radio-control experts, that there is little need for us to cover much of an electronic nature here. Our main purpose is to discuss the merits of a successful model - in this case the South Wind 10.

It takes a combination of many things, working as a unit, to produce success in R/C. However, there is one axiom that took us too much time to learn, which we'd like to pass on: Don't cut corners when building R/C models. The best model will fly out-of-sight if poor or misadjusted equipment is used. Conversely, the best equipment in the world is worthless if you haven't a reliable plane to haul it around. Again, in a word, teamwork!

We went groping around for three years before we found the right combination. When the South Wind was finally born, it was the result of desperation and not inspiration! We needed a model which was small enough to toss in the back seat and still leave room for the family. The previous models we had built were too large.

The South Wind was not designed for contest flying, but in the hands of Ed Stone, 1953 winner of the Jim Walker perpetual trophy, South Wind came in fourth at the 1954 Southeast Contest at Atlanta, Georgia. It was only six points behind third place. Since that time the configuration has been changed, and we feel it is for the better, since performance has greatly improved.

Commenting on the model's flight, we need only refer to the power department. We have three thoroughly worn-out Mac .049 diesels which have powered our planes. The model pictured with this article sports a Cub .075 diesel. An earlier model has used, in this order: a Baby Mac; Cub .049; Royal Spitfire .065; and a Mac .049 diesel. Other modelers have used Cub .074's with excellent results. Not to be out-done, my stout-hearted friend Cliff Hampson, of Jacksonville, Florida, uses a Cub .099! A stout heart!

Thanks to a number of electronics engineers, manufacturers and model ex-perimenters, you and I have a number of tried and tested electronics devices and combinations at our disposal. Most modern 27.25 mc equipment is suited for use in the South Wind. We leave the choice to you, with the suggestion that if you are a beginner you use ready-built equipment, which only requires installation.

CONSTRUCTION: Scaling the plans to full-size is a simple process, since the South Wind is a real square. Unless otherwise specified, the plans are one-quarter scale. We have supplied a page of full-size parts to aid construction. Note that the fuselage is dimensioned between the 1/16 sheet doubler and the tail section, making it easy to scale up the balance of the fuselage side-view. Complete wing and stabilizer dimensions are given, except for the leading and trailing edge sheets. The latter dimensions can be obtained by measuring them on the full-size rib pattern.

FUSELAGE: Once the fuselage is finished, you're in the home stretch - the rest can be built during a dull Canasta game. Start by cutting the fuselage sides from 1/16 sheet balsa, using a 4 in wide sheet..."

Here is another plan by Ted Strader, this has a nice picture of him with the model. Dave

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South Wind 10 (oz8204) by Ted Strader from Flying Models 1955 - model pic

  • (oz8204)
    South Wind 10
    by Ted Strader
    from Flying Models
    December 1955 
    41in span
    IC R/C
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 18/11/2016
    Filesize: 1590KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: dfritzke

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