Mooney Mite (oz9592)

 

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Mooney Mite. Control line scale model, for OK Cub power. Scale is 1/12.

Quote: "HAVING received word of a new personal light plane in the low-price field incorporating features only found in more expensive aircraft, we made a trip to Teterboro airport in New Jersey to have a look-see. One glance at the trim little silver-and-red ship standing in the hangar aroused our interest immediately.

The clean design, with its plywood fuselage and retractable tricycle landing gear, gives this single-place ship plenty of eye appeal. A Lycoming engine furnishes the power and the low drag of the Mooney gives it a maximum speed of 138mph and a rate of climb of 1,300ft per minute. According to Mooney Aircraft Inc, the manufacturers, its take-off and climb over an obstacle are superior by a large margin to that of any personal airplane available today in its horsepower class.

From a model builder's standpoint, Mooney lends itself very nicely to construction. Scaled at one inch to the foot, right from the factory blue-prints, we came up with the ideal size for our OK Cub and found that scale wheels and canopy, usually a bugaboo in a scale model, could be purchased with little trouble at any hobby shop. At first glance the canopy looked like a problem, but after trying a few different sizes, the portion needed was cut from a standard five-inch bubble.

As for construction, select a very soft block of balsa 1-3/4 x 2 x 17in. This forms the lower half of the fuselage, so trace the side view onto the block and carve to shape. Do the same with the top view. Carve to the outside shape..."

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Update 23/12/2017: Added article , thanks to Pit. Article was found online at: http://www.mooneymite.com/articles-miscellaneous/kochmanmodel.htm

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  • (oz9592)
    Mooney Mite
    by Aubrey Kochman
    from Air Trails
    December 1949 
    27in span
    Scale IC C/L LowWing Civil
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 19/12/2017
    Filesize: 342KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: JJ
    Downloads: 698

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