Beechcraft Bonanza


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Beechcraft Bonanza  
by Lee Scott
from Air Trails
June 49 
24in span
Tags: Scale IC C/L LowWing Civil
all formers complete :)
got article :)

This plan was found online 03/07/2017 at:
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About this Plan

Beech Bonanza - Control line scale model for .19 power.

by Lee Scott, June 1949 Air Trails.

Quote: - "Ever want to build a really detailed flying scale model? Here's your chance - try this swift, eye-appealing beauty. IN THE PAST decade munerous small , single-engine airplanes have been designed to meet the desires of the private pilot. Of all these, the Beechcraft Bonanza 35 has been most outstanding in the elimination of drag elements. With the exception of flight instrument fittings and the radio antenna, nothing of consequence interrupts the smooth, eye-appealing lines of this popular, fast airplane. The result has been a gain of speed with the same power rating used in other designs of similar useful load.
It is interesting to note that the same sleek beauty of the full scale airplane can be reflected in a carefully constructed, flyable model.
Read the instructions and study the plans to familiarize yourself with the various details of construction. Start by tracing all bulkheads, wing ribs, stabilizer, gear doors, and the like, labeling each as it is traced. By tracing all of these items first, it is possible to work alternately on some parts while the cement on others is drying. Fold each bulkhead pattern on the vertical center line; this will insure duplication of the opposite side. Lay a piece of waxed kitchen paper over the construction plans..."

Steve & Mary - In response to a request on RCGroups Vintage & Old-Timer Designs thread, I posted the plan and article for Lee Scott's Beech Bonanza controlline model from June 1949 Air Trails. A very pretty plane, modeled nicely.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

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