Ghana (oz9493)


Ghana (oz9493) by Jack Cussins 1967 - plan thumbnail

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Ghana. Radio control slope soarer.

Quote: "DESIGNED for single channel operation but easily adaptable for multi, reed or proportional. A complete set of materials for this model is available from Complete-A-Pac, of Earlston - see advertisement for details.

Not, perhaps, a model for the absolute beginner, Ghana is a high-speed soarer designed for the really strong winds experienced up in the North-east of England. If you have had trouble keeping that lightly loaded model from disappearing backwards over the ridge - only to be found later as a heap of wreckage on the other side - then it's time to build yourself a Ghana.

Fuselage: Pin the 3/16in sheet balsa fuselage sides cut to the thick outlines onto the plan, cementing the two parts of each side together as indicated. Next build up the crash-resistant nose section. With the 1/4in ply keel piece, F5 as a basis, slot F9 and F10 into position, with PVA adhesive,-eg Evostik Resin W, then add F11, the battery-box floor, (If fitting DEALS, you may wish to modify this part, so let us hope you have studied the plans carefully before commencing, with a view to your own particular installation). Now build up the laminated former F12 from three thicknesses of 1/4 in sheet and glue in position, after which come F14, F13 and F15, in that order.

Continuing to build up the nose, cut and fit the 1/2 in balsa strakes, F1 and F3 (two of each) to the keel, adding the further 1/2 in pieces F2 and F4, in turn to them, using plenty of glue. Now glue F2As (1/8 sheet) to F2s and build up the nose with pieces F6 and F7. We now have an immensely tough structure around which to complete our fuselage.

Cement and panel pin the fuselage sides to the nose section, as indicated, from the centre-line of F-10, punching down the panel pins just below the surface with a centre-pop or similar. Using a Bulldog spring paper clip or small G-cramp, pull the fuselage sides together at the tail and glue to the tail-block. Now cement the 1/4 in sq uprights in place, together with F16, the escapement former. Now fit F17 and all the 1/4 in sq spacers, followed by formers F18 to F22 on top of the fuselage, completing with pieces F23, 23, 25.

Note: It is wise to fit the torque-rod assembly, rubber motor winder and even the escapement before sheeting the top and bottom of the fuselage..."

Ghana, Radio Modeller, July 1967.

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Ghana (oz9493) by Jack Cussins 1967 - model pic

  • (oz9493)
    by Jack Cussins
    from Radio Modeller
    July 1967 
    75in span
    Glider R/C
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 24/11/2017
    Filesize: 596KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Circlip, RFJ
    Downloads: 835

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