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Temptress - completed model photo more pics (1)

by Vic Smeed
41in span
Tags: IC F/F Cabin
all formers complete :)

Submitted to Outerzone: 23/04/2017
Outerzone planID: oz8647 | Filesize: 546KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: DBHL, theshadow


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Temptress - Free flight sport cabin model for 1.3 - 2cc power or electric.

Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.

ref DBHL-7197.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 25/07/2017: Scaling on this plan seems wrong. Will check again, but correct wingspan is probably 52in, not 41in.


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User comments

It is great to see another Smeed design. Is there any indication of when the plan was published?
WayneCartwright - 30/04/2017
The temptress eh! I helped to sort Vic Smeed's modelling effects and was given this original model. There was no plan and no name. I restored it and called it the Lofty Lady to be published in AeroModeller but it was considered too large so I reduced it to 36" and it became the Lofty Lassie. The Lady is kitted by Belair but the plane is the same as it was drawn from the original.
AndyBrough - 25/07/2017
Interesting. This plan is not dated, I wonder if maybe it pre-dates the Lofty Lady? I just did a quick google for 'temptress smeed' and arrived at this Aeromodeller text entry : http://fliphtml5.com/foqd/oomr/basic saying: "Lofty Lady from Belair is a Temptress! In the April [2015] issue of AeroModeller we ran a free plan of the 36in span 0.75cc powered Lofty Lassie, the smaller version of a design by Vic Smeed. At the time we thought that the larger original design was unnamed and unpublished, and as it was found in an attic it was named the Lofty Lady! Well an observant reader has pointed out that the Lofty Lady is actually the 'Temptress' which was published some years ago by Model Flyer. The good news is that Belair have now produced a parts set for the 52in Lofty Lady, suitable for a Mills 1.3 or similar engine in the range of 1 to 1.5cc (or electric!) and is ideal for FF or RC assist. The Vic Smeed design has been redrawn by Andy Brough and John Watters, and the laser cut set contains all the shaped balsa and plywood parts, such as fuselage sides, wing ribs, tip shapes, bulkheads, formers, dihedral braces, gussets and many smaller items required to build the basic airframe. The builder supplies stripwood and covering. A full size plan included." Can anyone out there confirm which came first?
SteveWMD - 25/07/2017
Even more confusion. The Lofty Lady is 52" span and the Temptress is 41". There is a YouTube video showing Vic holding the model which is the one I've got: www.youtube.com/watch. About halfway through you'll see Vic with the new model. There is also a pic on Belair's site under Lofty Lady. See my pic of refurbished model with rudder only [more pics 003]. I've no idea where 41" has come from! Perhaps it was an earlier draft? We have a collection of unpublished designs by Vic but not this one.
AndyBrough - 25/07/2017
Ah, my mistake. Have just checked the scaling again, I think this plan here is at incorrect scale. Looks like it was scaled down (for a smaller engine?) without any changes being made to the dimensions and the wood sizes. Certainly the 3-3/4in dihedral at each wing tip as shown (and the 3/4in wing TE) would translate to a corrected wingspan of... about 52 inches.
SteveWMD - 25/07/2017
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