Meadow Skipper (oz9224)


Meadow Skipper (oz9224) by David Champion 1990 - plan thumbnail

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Meadow Skipper. Radio control sport cabin model. A 53in strut-braced model with plug-in wing halves for .20 cu in 4-strokes and 3 function radio.

Quote: "During 1983 I first had the idea for a high wing cabin model of simple construction and scalish 1930s looks which could derig to fit into a box on my motorbike. The first model was Mills 1.3 powered, the second had a G-Mark 12 twin and the third one never happened!

Seven years later my mind returned to those cute little models I had called 'Meadow Skipper 1 & 2' and I was soon designing a larger one for the wonderful O.S 20 four-stroke; it had to be 'Meadow Skipper 4'.

The shape is typical 1930s Stinson, Bellanca, etc. The fuselage is just big enough for standard size radio and a 4oz tank, and the flat bottomed wing is big enough to give a nice slow float when the engine is throttled back, but on full song the speed is surprising. The control surfaces are large so it is three channel aerobatic with full control authority for all minimum speed manoeuvres, wing overs, stall turns, etc. The four-stroke gives more than enough power so any 2.5cc two-stroke would do with lightening holes cut in the tailplane and fin to compensate for the lighter engine.

Meadow Skipper is easy to build and a dream to fly: prototype won Best Flying Model award at this year's Small Model Association fly-in at Romanway! Simple construction incorporates novel wing retention idea, born out of designer's requirement to carry model on his motor-bike - both halves detach for compact transportation. Prototype uses super little O.S. 20 four-stroke but equivalent power unit options include a wide variety of similarly sized engines. Model is impressively aerobatic or can be flown slowly and steadily making it an ideal trainer which you'll be happy to fly right through from ab initio to steely-eyed throttle jockey! Have fun..."

Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.

ref DBHL-6851.

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Update 21/09/2017: added article, thanks to RFJ.

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Meadow Skipper (oz9224) by David Champion 1990 - model pic

  • (oz9224)
    Meadow Skipper
    by David Champion
    from Radio Modeller
    October 1990 
    53in span
    IC R/C Cabin
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 17/09/2017
    Filesize: 316KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: DBHL, theshadow
    Downloads: 1050

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