Hornet (oz9233)

 

Hornet (oz9233) by Mike Hawkins 1987 - plan thumbnail

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Hornet. Radio control "military" style sportster for .25 to .40 engines.

Quote: "The 'Hornet' is a sports/aerobatic model that has developed over the years in versions from the Cox TD 049 to the O.S.120 FS. This is the comfortable middle-size with a 1968 vintage O.S.40 (with Irvine carburettor) that provides considerably more power than is really necessary. A .25 FSR or .40 four-stroke would be quite adequate.

The intention is to provide a reasonably good-looking and easily built model that does not cost too much to make and is capable of 'Sunday afternoon' aerobatics. Balsa being fairly expensive, I have used blue foam for the wing, as it is easy to cut and sand - a hot wire is not needed. Brown paper covering makes it both rigid and reasonably 'ding proof. An alternative built-up wing structure is shown on the plan for those who have unlimited time and money!

The fuselage sides are cut from the cheap plywood used by builders to make interior doors. This is just over 1/8in thick, fairly light and costs me about £2 for a sheet big enough to make 20 Hornets. A builder's merchant should be able to supply this and the blue foam..."

Hornet, Radio Modeller, June 1987.

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Hornet (oz9233) by Mike Hawkins 1987 - model pic

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  • (oz9233)
    Hornet
    by Mike Hawkins
    from Radio Modeller (ref:325)
    June 1987 
    60in span
    IC R/C LowWing
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 22/09/2017
    Filesize: 519KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Circlip, RFJ
    Downloads: 1062

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