Swoose - Rubber sport model. Low wing design.
Designed by Alfred Cleave the Swoose (oz5431) was first published in 1945, this here is a later version with plans drawn up by Bill Dean. This plan is scaled down to a smaller size and also uses sheeted fuselage sides and tail parts, rather than open framework.
Quote: "Here's an easy one for the Christmas holidays - a neat little low-wing rubber design - complete with full-size plans.
THE low-wing Swoose by American designer Alfred Cleave is something quite out of the ordinary in beginners' rubber models. Low-wing types are usually regarded as tricky to trim, but this model definitely proves the exception to the rule. In fact, the Swoose is just as simple to fly as the conventional high wing breed - a fact that can be attributed to the ample dihedral and flight-checked fin area.
No need to write off for working plans or get out the dividers to scale up this one, as all drawings are provided full size. Just detach the centre spread plan (protect with greaseproof paper), sort out the materials and you are all set to start building. Trace or pinprick the various patterns on to medium weight sheet balsa.
Begin by cutting out and making up the fuselage formers (1-10) noting that some are made from 3/16 x 1/16 strip. Now cut out the sides from 1/16 sheet and join by cementing formers 5 and 6 to them. Allow to dry, then pull in the sides at the tail..."
Swoose, Model Aircraft, December 1952.
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