Lazy Joe Sportster (oz880)

 

Lazy Joe Sportster (oz880) by Dick Struhl from Flying Models 1950 - plan thumbnail

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Lazy Joe Sportster. 20in span rubber powered sport model, designed by Dick Struhl, published in the December 1950 issue of Flying Models.

Quote: "This little Cabin Sportster was conceived not to break records, win contests, or to bring out the best in craftsmen. It was designed instead for the Lazy Joe who wants to throw a model together in a short time and spend a great deal of the time just flying the ship. We happen to belong to the latter category.

Our little model represents about the minimum of work attached to constructing a flying model which will still look like an airplane, yet the design incorporates all the high performance factors usually found in a modern contest model.

The only spot where the rank beginner may run into trouble is with the folding propeller. If you feel that you are not quite up to making the folder, a free-wheeling prop may be substituted with but small decrease in performance.

The fuselage is constructed first. Pin-point the outline and cut two side panels from firm 1/32 sheet balsa, as seen in the side view on the full-size plans. Next cut the necessary fuselage bulkheads from 1/16 plywood. Parts such as these may be transferred from the original plans to the wood with tissue paper. The 1/32 sheet balsa fuselage bottom is cut as seen in the top view of the plans, following the heavy outline. Assemble the fuselage by first cementing the two side panels together at the extreme rear end..."

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