Antares (oz9157)


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Antares. Radio control sport model, fro .40 power.

Quote: "Compact size sport and stunt model: 54in span for .40 size motors.

Having graduated from the Super-60 (oz552) type of model to low-wing types via the Fun Tiger (oz9164), I wanted something more streamlined and of a more contemporary shape, to suit my recently purchased O.S.4OP. I decided to design a model with as smooth a line as possible, in the current style, and Antares is the result.

The model has proved to be responsive to all controls, without being touchy, and with a good 40 up front has turned out to be quite fast, managing to gain a third place in a couple of local open pylon races. With a competent pilot in control it has also shown itself capable of flying through the FAI acrobatic schedule.

Construction. Fuselage. The 1/16 ply doublers and 1/16 balsa tailplane doublers are first cut out and contact cemented to the 3/32 medium balsa fuselage sides. The rear fuselage top is cut from 3/8 soft balsa, and 1/2 in triangular fillets cemented to it remembering to inset these 3/32 in from the edge, to allow for the sheet sides.

More 1/2 in triangular fillets are then cemented to the bottom of the sides, from the rear of the wing cut-out to the rear end. When dry, the sides are then cemented to the fuselage top, remembering to chamfer the tailplane doublers and fillets at the rear to ensure a clean join.

Formers F1, F2 and F3 are now fitted, using 5-minute epoxy, having already drilled F1 to take the motor mount and nosewheel leg. After clamping the fuselage together, double check that every-thing is square and that the fuse-lage is straight, in plan view..."

Antares, Radio Modeller, January 1973.

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Antares  (oz9157) by J Patterson 1973 - model pic

  • (oz9157)
    by J Patterson
    from Radio Modeller
    January 1973 
    54in span
    IC R/C LowWing
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 29/08/2017
    Filesize: 617KB
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    Credit*: Circlip, RFJ
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Hi there, Recently finished a new Antares from your plan oz9157. Thought you might like a few pictures [main pic, 006, 007]! The model is all electric on 4S 4000mAh power, and flies exactly as you'd expect!
Tim Hooper - 25/04/2024
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