Handley Page Herald (oz865)


Handley Page Herald (oz865) by Ray Malmstrom from Model Aircraft 1964 - plan thumbnail

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Handley Page Herald. Semi-scale twin rubber model.

Quote: "Full Size Plans! Ray Malmstrom's semis-scale, rubber powered, free flight twin model: Herald.

Looking for a model that will give you a new flying thrill? Something that will attract lots of attention on your local flying ground? This simple-to-build, smart little twin-motor semi-scale Handley Page Herald is your model. The plans give you all the informa-tion, but these additional notes may be of help.

Build two identical fuselage sides and join by the centre four spacers first. Hold in position with pins. Check for squareness. When dry add the remaining spacers. Take care to pin down to the building board, the wing panels, tailplane and fin after water spraying and doping. Please avoid warps!

Sandpaper downthrust formers F1A accurately. The correct downthrust angles to the propeller driving shafts is important. When assembling motor tubes to wings check
that they are parallel to each other, and the propellers have the same amount of downthrust.

Flying Notes. Balance the model very carefully, adding a little noseweight as necessary. Test glide over long grass on a calm day. When winding-up have a friend to assist you wind the starboard motor first. The propeller is prevented from turning by a small dowel-rod brake. Hold the model as shown in the sketch while your friend removes the brake rod.

Launch smoothly with fuselage approximately parallel to the ground. Have the same number of turns on each motor. Sharp banking is cured by gently warping the fin. It can also be cured by 20-30 extra turns on the motor on the banking side, but do this with caution."

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Hi there, Wondered if you'd like a couple of photos [main pic, 005,006] of my recently completed Ray Malstrom Herald for Outerzone? Also a few notes?
I revisited my childhood and had another go at this one to see if I could get it to fly this time! I used light wood and cut some lightening holes to keep the weight down. Also replaced the Keil Kraft plastic props shown on the plan with IGRA 6" items cut down to 5", well scraped to save weight. Covering was Dilly Japanese tissue and finish is airbrushed enamel. Markings are cut from painted decal sheet, copying the markings exactly from the plan. Weight 53 grams without rubber. Not flown yet - will report back later on results.
Best wishes,
Mike Stuart - 17/11/2020
I'd like to offer you my wishes for Happy Landings, but it appears you require a more effective wish for Happy Takeoffs first :-)
Miguel - 17/11/2020
Re HPH looks superb ! Been on my build list too for at least forty years! Looks like Mr malomstrom had ran out of down thrust by the time he designed this one ??!
Tony Wright - 18/11/2020
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