Telemaster 40 (oz9384)

 

Telemaster 40 (oz9384) by Joe Bridi from Hobby Lobby 1980 - plan thumbnail

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Telemaster 40. Radio control sport model for .29 to .40 power. Wingspan 73in, wing area 848 sq in. Discontinued kit plan from Hobby Lobby.

The original Telemaster (oz5043) design was from Alexander Engel in 1968. This here is a later later kit (circa 1980) for 40 power. Later versions used strip ailerons. This one also shows flaps and tricycle gear layout.

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Telemaster 40 (oz9384) by Joe Bridi from Hobby Lobby 1980 - model pic

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  • (oz9384)
    Telemaster 40
    by Joe Bridi
    from Hobby Lobby
    1980 
    73in span
    IC R/C Cabin
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 25/10/2017
    Filesize: 1463KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: JJ, Pit

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I built my Telemaster 40 from the Hobby Lobby kit, which was cut by Great Planes. As such, the wood quality was excellent, and parts fits equally so. I modified my example with bolt-on wings, and incorporated the flaps and tricycle landing gear in my build. Power was originally an OS Max H 40, which flew the model very well. The model will fly inverted, but is certainly not happy doing so, requiring almost full down-elevator deflection to hold inverted flight. Best to roll out of inverted to level flight, as the 40 engine does not have quite enough power to execute a half-loop to right-side-up unless you have plenty of altitude. I later installed a Super Tigre 60, which certainly hauls the model into the air quickly, but the Telemaster does not fly any better than with the 40, and in my opinion, exhibits undesirable flight characteristics, so I have pulled the 60 in favour of a modern-day 46 2-stroke. My model is presently mounted on snow skis, but I have not had the chance to fly off snow as yet. The flaps add a lot to the slow flight characteristics, and are lots of fun to play with. The model will virtually hover into a modest head-wind with full flaps deployed, and has truly awesome slow-flight abilities using flaps. The OS 40 would be a perfect power choice for this model, even if the ready-to-fly weight is at the maximum specified. An excellent trainer, and large enough to be easily visible in the air. Full power is required only for takeoff and clowning around; the model easily maintains level flight at less than 1/2 throttle. About 1/4 flap on takeoff makes for a very nice scale-like flight path. You can use full flaps on landing, but keep on just a bit of power at touchdown to smooth out the landing. Tricycle gear makes ground handling nice and easy. I usually fly off grass, but ground handling off tarmac is equally good, except it takes much longer to slow down! I am including some pictures of my two Telemasters - the other is a Senior Telemaster [more pics 003-005]. The "40" is covered in MonoKote, while the Senior is covered in film acquired from HobbyKing.
Rudy - 03/11/2017
Pictures of my Telemaster 40 [more pics 006-008]. Electric power 4S LiPO. Happy Landings.
David Davis - 18/10/2019
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