Rambler - 1/2A Texaco Rambler -
Quote: "The original Rambler was designed by Gil Shermun in 1939. Powered by a Brown Jr., the original managed a 22-minute flight on a nineteen second engine run in its first contest. Plans for the Rambler appeared in the September 1939 Flying Aces magazine.
The 1/2A Texaco version in this article was developed to satisfy the author's requirement for 'finger room' in a 1/2A Texaco fuselage. I have developed a strange malady called the 'fat finger disease' which makes it almost impossible to get my fingers into a small cross-sectioned aircraft without a shoe horn. The 1/2A Texaco Rambler provides ample room for me to mount the radio gear without the shoe horn or forceps!
For the 'win at all costs1 1/2A Texaco devotee, I suggest that you try a pylon ship like the Playboy or Kerswap (oz8971). For those of you who appreciate the aesthetics of assembling a stick model with competition potential, may I suggest the Rambler.
I have provided a few photographs to illustrate some of the finer points of building a Rambler. I will add a few more suggestions as we proceed. Since the model has an extremely short nose moment, it is vitally important to keep the weight down in the rear of the airplane. Keep that point in mind as you select the wood for the fuselage uprights, rudder, and stabilizer. Note the ample use of plywood in the nose area..."
Rambler, Flying Models, February 1990.
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