Oddie 94 (oz9253)


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About this Plan

Oddie 94. A 39-1/2inch wingspan model for free flight or radio control using .75cc diesel or 1.5-2cc glow.

Quote: "As a non-prolific producer and flyer of my own designs since 1938 and, some would say, all avowed follower of the Vintage Movement, mainly R/C, I needed a small vintage type to fly at those few meetings where R/C is not appropriate. I have found great pleasure in endeavouring to reproduce British models from the '30s, they take me 3 or 4 years each so, it was time for an 'OD' to satisfy a particular flight envelope: Must ROG and preferably land right way up! Must climb fairly rapidly to plus but IRA thereafter (circuits at a head height can be dangerous!). About 50/50 motor run to glide ratio with slow power on performance with some realism and hopefully an aversion to thermals.

'Oddie' is not for high winds but copes well in a moderate breeze and turbulence on its original Mills 75. Stability is very good, she will turn in either direction and the heavily reflexed tips and rudder mainly out of the prop wash, give a straight take-off and climb out followed by a stall free entry into the turn helped by the lifting tailplane. It's also rather nice when people say it looks good in the air and: where did you find that one; how old is that?"

The R/C version has a long history with a different wing but flies
much better with this one. It is just as docile as the FF version, copes well with quite windy conditions and makes a very good ab initio trainer with low initial and running costs since standard size RC gear and a big battery fit with room to spare. It's tough too and easy to repair. It will loop, roll, and spin in a quite gentle way.

Building is straightforward but it's not exactly a first model. So, I'd advise reading all the instructions first whichever or both version you've decided on then, cover the plan with clear polythene or, candle wax all the joint areas and off we go.

F/F Fuselage, Tailplane and Fin: This is built with the tail integral with the fuselage to ensure strength and rigidity where the trim won't change from one outing to the next. The more predictable a model's flight pattern can be made, the safer it will be. Still, check-for warps though..."

Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.

ref DBHL-6922.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Note: This is an incomplete plan (see comments). My mistake. Will hopefully add the missing parts as and when we get them. Steve.

Update 18/03/2019: Added article, thanks to RFJ.

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Oddie 94 - completed model photo

  • (oz9253)
    Oddie 94
    by Michael Barton
    from AMI (ref:103)
    January 1996 
    40in span
    Tags: IC F/F R/C
    formers unchecked
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 24/09/2017
    Filesize: 302KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: DBHL, theshadow


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User comments

Doh, it does seem like the wing is missing from this one. Thanks Brian for pointing this out. Anyone have a second sheet for this one, showing the wing?
SteveWMD - 29/09/2017
The wing plan details appear to be missing. There is no reference to a second sheet on the fuselage plan.
GeoffO - 02/10/2017
There are two other sheets for this plan Steve, one for the wings and another for an alternative fuse for RC.
Bob - 04/10/2017
Ok, this was my mistake, sorry about that. We are missing pages 2 and 3 of this plan. Will leave this (page 1) up here here for now, and see if anyone can send in the missing parts over time. Thanks guys.
SteveWMD - 04/10/2017
I am looking to build the Oddie 94 (one of many). Having downloaded the plan it would seem that it does not show any of the main wing construction - unless it's me! Could you advise? Have tried looking through all the updates etc. Keep up the good work, this is a wonderful site.
BarryMitchell - 11/08/2019
Like I said in the previous comment, we are missing 2 pages of this plan. Not sure what other advice I can offer.
SteveWMD - 11/08/2019
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