Waterman Gosling


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Waterman Gosling  
by AJ Taylor
from Aeromodeller
December 1984 
18in span
Tags: Scale F/F Parasol Civil
all formers complete :)
got article :)

Submitted to Outerzone: 11/07/2017
Outerzone planID: oz8952 | Filesize: 306KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: DBHL, theshadow


About this Plan

Waterman Gosling - Scale model for rubber power.

Quote: - "THE 'GOSLING' is one of those aeroplanes that you either like or dislike. It is however a fine free-flight scale subject. Captain Dave Stott of the Flying Aces Club of Bridgeport, Connecticutt designed a beautiful Peanut scale Gosling (oz7588) in 1966. The author built one several years ago and has had many hours of fun, flying it both indoors and out and this prompted the thought that if it were scaled up perhaps even more enjoyment could be had.
The one and only 'Gosling' was designed and built by Waldo Waterman in 1921 for the Mercury Aviation Supply Company and was sponsored by Cecil B. DcMille. It was built for the sole purpose of flying in the International Air Tournament race to be held in Los Angeles on July 16th and 17th 1921. The race was restricted to aircraft powered by the standard 90hp Curtis OX-5 engine. The 'Gosling' finished second at an average speed of 136 mph, only 1 mph slower than the winning Pacific 'Standard C-1'.
The 'Gosling' was mostly of wood construction and had a slab sided plywood covered fuselage. Wing and undercarriage struts were of tubular steel faired with balsa and wrapped with pinked edge tape, The
undercarriage was rigid, the shock-absorbing system being the war surplus tyres! After initial flight tests the cylinder fairings were removed to cure overheating problems. In the interests of simplicity they are retained on the model..."

Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.

ref DBHL-7619.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 17/07/2017: added article, thanks to Karsten.

Update 17/07/2017: fixed page rotation on article p2.

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