Hawker Tempest (oz923)

 

Hawker Tempest (oz923) by CM Milford 1955 - plan thumbnail

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Hawker Tempest. Control line 1/2A scale team racer, from Aeromodeller, April 1955.

Quote: "This is a model of one of the world's last and fastest piston-engined fighters. The prototype is one of the very few which are really suitable for scaling-down as team racers.

The plan shows the 1/2A version, powered by the ED Bee or Allbon Spitfire. Class A Team Race motors will exactly fit into a larger version, scaled up in the ratio 4:3, which gives a wing area of 81 sq in, and a scale of 1/2 in to 1 ft.

Any of the 0.5 cc engines can be used, especially if the model is built from light wood throughout: but for the 30 ft lines used in racing, a 1 cc motor is really essential. Also the baby motors are much happier side-mounted, whereas the Bee or Spitfire start quite easily inverted, since it is not necessary to prime through the ports in an engine of this size.

A little fin 'tailoring' is necessary to get the bigger cylinders in the cowl: but not to any detrimental effect on cooling..."

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I built 2 of these as a teenager back in about 1966. I used an ED Hornet 1.46cc. The head was too wide to fit between the bearers so I installed the engine by removing the cylinder, dropping the crankcase in then reinstalling the cylinder. I loved that little plane. Some years ago I got the plans again and started to build another for old times' sake and will finish it sometime between other projects.
Peter Kraus - 02/03/2023
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