Performer (oz9506)


Performer (oz9506) by Jim Baguley from St Leonards Models 1975 - plan thumbnail

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Performer. Open rubber model for beginners.

Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.

ref DBHL-6033.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 06/04/2020: Added kit instructions, thanks to MarkG.

Quote: "ST LEONARDS MODEL SUPPLIES. Building and flying instructions for the PERFORMER RUBBER POWERED MODEL

Introduction: With careful construction, despite being uncomplicated, your 'Performer' can be entered on reasonable footing in 'Open' rubber powered competitions or simply sport flown.

Construction - General: Use a backed razor blade for cutting all wood, with steel rule and pencil as necessary. Use a flat building board to build on; 3/4 in block board is ideal. Cover the plan with greaseproof paper if you wish to protect it. To ensure the model remains warp free, force no joints, allow the cement to dry each paragraphed stage and leave wing panels to dry at least overnight before un-pinning. When shaping parts use a small modelling plane followed by garnet paper (which cuts cleaner than sandpaper and lasts longer).

Wing Construction: Cut leading and trailing edge sections to length for a centre section and bevel ends for dihedral joins. Mark the trailing edge notch positions and cut 1/16 wide by 3/32 deep. Pin leading and trailing edges over the plan. Cement ribs together for the dihedral breaks and cement the ribs in place. Cut the spar to length and cement it in place.

Unpin from the plan and pin back, lined up with the end of the centre section view, pinned down at the centre line end and raised by 1 in at the tip end. Note that leading and trailing edge positions are reversed in relation to the plan so that ribs are in the correct position. Construct this panel as the first except that leading and trailing edges should be trimmed to fit the first and be pre-cemented and allowed to dry before re-cementing and joining.

Tip construction is similar except that the centre section is packed by 3 in at a position 8 in from the tip and that two wing ribs with spar slot filling left in are cemented together for the tip.

Cut away 1/16 wide pieces of rib at the wing centre and cement the dihedral braces in. Noting the grain direction, cut the gussets from 1/8 x 1/4 using the corner of a steel rule and cement them in place.

Shape the leading edge to the section shown in the fuselage side view and the tips as indicated. Sand all over. Add the 1/16 ply reinforcement pieces at the trailing edge centre..."

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Performer (oz9506) by Jim Baguley from St Leonards Models 1975 - model pic

  • (oz9506)
    by Jim Baguley
    from St Leonards Models
    36in span
    Rubber F/F Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 24/11/2017
    Filesize: 300KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: DBHL, theshadow

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Hi, I have attached a scan of the instructions for plan oz9506 Performer by Jim Baguley. They are from an unbuilt kit that I have. I hope they are useful to someone.
MarkG - 06/04/2020
Hi, yes thanks, I had the kit and built it in 1978, than a second in 1979 - by which time, being 15 at the time - the plan was wrecked! Now working on a refurb/rebuild of old, tattered airframe parts of both models left in the box for 42 years (incl. mice damage!). Prop assembly ok, but wings, tailplane not. F/lage now re-covered and looking good in red - wing and t/p and NEW prop assembly over winter months. I hope to fly in an Open Rubber comp or two in 2022 - it used to get several 2 minute flights in 1978...
John Wheeler - 20/11/2021
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