Stits Playboy


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Stits Playboy  
by Frank Lashek, Cal Smith
from American Modeler
January 1957 
40in span
Tags: Scale IC C/L LowWing Civil
all formers complete :)
got article :)

Submitted to Outerzone: 24/09/2017
Outerzone planID: oz9260 | Filesize: 801KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: DBHL, theshadow


About this Plan

Stits Playboy - Control line scale model, for .19 to .35 power.

Quote: "Authentic control line model of the popular home-built Stits Playboy sport plane... The Playboy design makes an excellent control-line model. Thanks to the kindness of Mr. Stits, the model shown here is accurate since it was scaled directly from working drawings he provided. Power can be .19, .23 or .29 engines and even .35 could be fitted but model would be a real bomb. To satisfy scale fans, the construction follows closely that of the big aircraft. Fabric covered areas are same on model and wood block or planking simulates sheet metal covering. The only departure from scale is an increase in horizontal tail area. Scale outline is also shown on the plans. The airfoil used is the same as big ship NACA 23012 set at positive 4 deg. incidence on fuselage. If builder wishes to make a stunt model out of the Playboy the symmetrical airfoil shown below the fuselage plan can be used. Airfoil is drawn at zero incidence in relation to the phantom fuselage outline. The model is a lightweight so some stunting can be done, however it is not meant as an all-out competition stunt design. Before beginning construction check your particular engine for fit on the fire-wall shown. An older K & B Allyn .29 was used on the original model and this engine had crankcase bolts all the way through crankcase making radial mounting easy. Newer engines do not have this feature so radial mount plate must be used..."

Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.

ref DBHL-7157.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 02/10/2017: added article, thanks to theshadow.

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Added Cal Smith cover illustration of the Playboy, thanks to Pit [more pics 003].
Mary - 12/10/2017
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