Mole (oz8972)


Mole (oz8972) by Dave Richardson 1987 - plan thumbnail

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Mole. A 49in span sports model for .25 two-strokes or equivalents and four fuction radio control.

Quote: "Many years ago: They sat down in their seats and strapped themselves in with tight belts. Bobby pressed the button that started the engine. The propeller spun round. Whrr! The little plane raced down the field. Then ... sss zzz, it sprang into the air! They were off!"

'Bobby and His Airplanes' was my favourite story as a child, and the little open-cockpit taildragger in the extract above became lodged in my subconscious as the archetypal 'airplane', a memory reinforced a couple of years later when my father came back from New York with an ARTF 'U-control airplane' just like it.

Several decades later whilst on holiday with the children in Devon, one of my compulsive aeroplane doodles began to look very much like Bobby's little airplane and many months later became transmogrified into the three-dimensional balsa and glue creation on offer here - the Mole!

The Mole is a sturdy, scalish aeroplane designed around a 25-size engine, well within the building and flying capabilities of a low-time solo R/C pilot and fully aerobatic in the right hands. It features a foam or built-up wing with optional flaps, which add considerably to the fun of flying. Certainly not a first or second model, but third to umpteenth, yes indeed!

Experienced R/C modellers will now skip forward to the 'Flying' section, whilst the converted will already be reaching for the cheque-book, checking stocks of balsa and glue and telling the wife or girlfriend they'll see her in a few weeks!

Construction: Seasonsed builders never read the construction notes, so this bit is just for you..."

Mole, R/C Model World, January 1987.

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Article pages, thanks to RFJ.


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Mole (oz8972) by Dave Richardson 1987 - model pic

  • (oz8972)
    by Dave Richardson
    from RC Model World
    January 1987 
    49in span
    IC R/C LowWing
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 18/07/2017
    Filesize: 699KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Circlip, RFJ
    Downloads: 743

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