Zeus Mk2 oz9428


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About this Plan

Zeus 2 - Radio control slope soarer. 88in span low-wing dual purpose glider.

Quote: "Zeus Mk 1 was designed for, and built by, a friend of mine as a progression from the glider with which he was learning to fly. The brief was to provide a compact, good looking two channel model with adequate penetration and a reasonable light weather performance. The wing span and length of the fuselage were dictated by the width of a Midget boot. As I personally dislike dihedral on models, ailerons were necessary, and as the person it was designed for was not familiar with an aileron/elevator model, the coupled aileron-rudder mode was adopted. From these requirements Zeus Mk 1 evolved, with a balsa fuselage which unfortunately proved to be of insufficient strength for a novice's model. However, 32in ply sides rectified the situation and presented an infinitely stronger model, with little extra weight penalty.
Having test flown the prototype, I was impressed with its relatively docile flying qualities and wide speed range, and decided to make one myself Hence Zeus Mk2 evolved, this being the mark depicted here.
Construction: The first operation is to cut two fuselage sides from 1/32in plywood, marking these with the positions of the nose former and formers Fl and F2, and drilling the holes for the wing and tailplane dowels..."

Zeus, Radio Modeller, November 1978.

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oz9428 datafile

Zeus Mk2  
by Mike Smart
from Radio Modeller
November 1978 
88in span
Tags: Glider R/C LowWing
all formers complete :)
got article :)


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