Chrislea Super Ace (oz9058)


Chrislea Super Ace (oz9058) by Dennis Reece from Model Flyer 2000 - plan thumbnail

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Chrislea Super Ace. Free flight scale model for electric with KP02 power unit. Scale is 1/12.

Quote: "It was at Little Rissington where I espied a lovely little scale 'Super Ace' taking to the skies and it certainly warranted a closer inspection. Dennis Reece was very modest about his creation, but it had all the attributes for good scale fun flying, not too large, electric powered for no fuss or mess and a dainty flight performance. As Dennis explained, the construction is straight forward and he has only concentrated on the fuselage building in the construction notes. So what are you waiting for? Get going on this model of an early post-war British design which deserved to be more successful than it was.

Incidentally, the full-size had a fairly unique control system, a genuine single stick arrangement. The control wheel could be turned left or right to actuate the ailerons, up and down for the elevators and moved sideways for rudder operation. For the basis of his drawings, Dennis used a small 3 view published in the Putnam 'British Civil Aircraft Since 1919' book.

Construction Notes. The basic box fuselage is constructed from 1/8 in sq balsa strip. Make two sides on top of each other and separate. Turn upside down on plan to construct box shape. I use card formers to ensure alignment especially at the 'pulled in nose'. Turn upright and odd top formers 1 to 8. Sheet in nose end using 1/16in sheet strips.

Add cabin side uprights taking care to use exact sizes to achieve correct wing incidence. These should be strengthened by facing inside with full length 1/32 x 1/8 in strips (top cross members should be displaced by 1/8 in to allow for this when constructing basic box). Add cabin top cross members. Make cabin roof using laminated 1/16 in cross-grained, cut out upper glazing holes and glue to top cabin cross pieces.

Make lower cabin piece also from laminated 1/16 sheet and fit to upper former S. Add all cabin details (cabin strut, dashboard and pilot, paint inner details white). Add rear decking strips - 1/16 in square.

Make wing centre section. Tongue is made from 3/32in sheet faced both sides with 1/64in ply (I use PVA for this) clamp for 48 hours. Cut out upper glazing..."

Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.

ref DBHL-6479.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 11/08/2017: added article, thanks to RFJ.

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Chrislea Super Ace (oz9058) by Dennis Reece from Model Flyer 2000 - model pic

  • (oz9058)
    Chrislea Super Ace
    by Dennis Reece
    from Model Flyer
    May 2000 
    36in span
    Scale Electric F/F Cabin Civil
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 04/08/2017
    Filesize: 430KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: DBHL, theshadow

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