Joy Stick (oz8234)


Joy Stick (oz8234) by Ted Strader from Flying Models 1959 - plan thumbnail

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Joy Stick. Simple all-sheet profile free flight power model.

Quote: "No need for fancy building techniques to make an efficient free-flight sport ship. Joy Stick, by Ted Strader.

This miniature skyscraper can easily serve two ends. Joy Stick was de-signed strictly for fun, with no regard to contest performance. But it does a respectable job of staying airborne.

For those interested in building the more complex free-flight models later on, Joy stick serves as a good jumping-off place. Because of Joy Stick's construction, ruggedness is built in. A bonus feature is the low cost of the finished model.

FUSELAGE: Select a good, hard, straight-grained 1/4 x 1/2 inch strip for the fuselage. Cut out and cement the for-ward piece in place. The forward por-tion of the fuselage is 1/4 x 1 inch, as shown in the plans.

The firewall is cut and cemented in place, then reinforced with scrap 1/4 in pieces. This assembly is further rein-forced with a strip of gauze. The complete fin and stabilizer plat-form can now be cut to outline, sanded, and cemented in place. The pylon is constructed separately..."

Hi Mary/Steve - Here are two Ted Strader plans to fill out the tribute to him. The Joy Stick from Flying Models magazine issue 12-59 and Lil Nordnick FM issue 07-58. Regards, theshadow'

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Joy Stick (oz8234) by Ted Strader from Flying Models 1959 - model pic

  • (oz8234)
    Joy Stick
    by Ted Strader
    from Flying Models
    December 1959 
    30in span
    IC F/F Pylon
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 08/12/2016
    Filesize: 92KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: theshadow

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