Strato B (oz980)
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Strato B. Free flight gas model from Mechanix Illustrated.
Quote: "THE Strato B was designed and developed with the idea of creating a superior performing contest model that would possess both clean, conventional lines and yet combine durability, simplicity, and economy in construction It has been the contention of the writer that contest models, irregardless of the fact that their number one design feature is to get up and stay up - should take the shape of their big brothers as close as slow speed aerodynamics will permit, and not look like a dream of the next world - or the last one.
Commence construction with the fuselage: Tack the full size drawings on a pine board and proceed as illustrated in the fuselage perspective sketches. Lay out the 'crutch', cut the uprights from 1/4 in square stock and glue each member on to the crutch, starting with the two at the rear of the fuselage and working toward the nose...
Update: Have replaced this plan with a revised version, thanks to Tom. Stab is now equal size on both sides, also fixed some minor distortion with alignment of wing ribs and centre section.
Update 24/12/2017: Added build notes, thanks to Tom.
Quote: "Hello, These are notes Tom made while building this airplane. Hope you have a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS and all the best for 2018! Tom & Isabelle, Chilliwack, BC"
Update 22/11/2021: Added article, thanks to Pit.
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by Charles Guarnieri
from Mechanix Illustrated (ref:361)
IC F/F Cabin
all formers complete :)
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Found online 01/05/2011 at:
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User commentsStab is 1/8 inch bigger on one side. No stab ribs. What year is this plane? Could you tell me what materials (wood) I need and how much?
Tom - 19/11/2017
You're right about the stab being bigger on one side. Steve will try and make some time to edit this plan asap and check it over/ make some corrections. Watch this space! Can anyone help with the date? Or give guidance on the materials? (I've also pointed Tom in the direction of www.rcgroups.com.)
Mary - 19/11/2017
Materials are described on the text, tail ribs shape are not necessary because are made sanding rectangular balsa strips, see text and tailplane sketch. I'm looking for the year.
Pit - 20/11/2017
Thank you very much. Going ahead with cutting, gluing etc. Have a good day!
Tom - 24/11/2017
Hello, this is the Strato B - finished [pics 003-011].
Tom - 22/12/2017
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