Namornik Pepek Su-56 (oz9437)
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Námo?ník Pepek Su-56 (Popeye the Sailor). Rubber floatplane model.
Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.
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LincolnR - 17/11/2017
Correct name is "N?mořn?k Pepek Su-56". Namornik Pepek is the Czech for Popeye, the comics strip character. "Su" means by Suchanek. A 1938 design.
Pit - 19/12/2018
Excellent, thanks Pit.
SteveWMD - 19/12/2018
Most of the way through construction of this cool model making good use of Google translate. Can anyone help with plan interpretation? Is this designed to be a single central float? Or twin floats supported by the wing? Cheers!
Rocket_rodeo - 24/07/2021
The float looks too small for a single float, nor is there any stabilising floats shown. I think it is twin floats with the struts glued to the rib where the dihedral changes at the aileron break.
M Hodgson - 24/07/2021
After looking over the plan, I get the notion the float is a central unit with a "sandwich" balsa-ply-balsa pylon. Without a front view, looking at the prop diameter is just to the top of the float - maximum prop size would be much larger for a 2 float model. The wing pylon would be up to the builder.
Efler7 - 26/07/2021
Prop size would be no different with twin float, otherwise it would hit water. It's a fast flyer for sure - small high pitch prop.
There is no suggestion of attachment reinforcement on the fuselage.
In addition (a czech speaker would help) I believe the text above the pylon drawing says something along the lines of "attach the trimmed surface to the third wing rib."
I also doubt a designer would go to the trouble of drawing a central float and not bother with drawing any stabilisation (well I wouldn't anyway.).
M Hodgson - 27/07/2021
Yes, it has to have two floats, I reckon. Fiddling about with Google translate from Czech to English I got: "pripevniti k tretímu žebra krídla" = "fasten to the third rib of the wing"
SteveWMD - 27/07/2021
Thank you thank you to all! I reckon I have been over the entire plan with the help of Google Translate, and that is the one phrase that I didn't do! The pylon construction even has one layer shorter then the rest to fit the wing rib. Once again, thank you.
Rocket_rodeo - 28/07/2021
Hi Steve and Mary, please find attached some progress photos [003, 004] of the soon to be covered Namornik Pepek Su-56 from oz9437. Still needs a nose cone and prop, but I'm pretty happy with it so far! From my interpretation of the plan, it called for longerons to be constructed from bamboo, but I went with a combination of 3mm square and 1mm square balsa. After I built the structure of the horizontal stabiliser from Balsa and had issues with glue adhesion I stuck with balsa for the rest of the build.
Rocket_rodeo - 11/08/2021
Hi Mary, All covered in white tissue [main pic, 005]. Done for now, as spinner is a little difficult to produce without my drill.
Rocket_rodeo - 21/08/2021
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