Full size Printed Plans 1:12 Scale ControlLine PIPER SKYCYLE Construction is in Step by Step Format
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Full size Printed Plans & Article
Not a KIT or MODEL No Material
Reproduced Vintage Plan From 1945
Full size printed plan on a 42” x 30”
Four-page article with building notes and photos
Engine .19 to .29
Newer engine .15 up
By J.S. LUCK
IT is certain that an impatient desire to build a scale model of this tiny airplane has been fostered by the information published elsewhere in these pages. The idea, then, is to "Never mind the build-up" and to get on with construction comments. At the end of this article the reader will find a brief description of the flying enjoyment to be derived from piloting this tethered streak of manageable lightning.
BEHAVIOR With an ancient and well worn Ohlsson .19, the 29 oz. ship will take off in 25' and hit a smart 30 mph without even trying. Flown by an expert, dives, zooms and loops can be pulled off with nonchalance and despite the location of the landing gear; smooth "3 points" can be made on nearly every landing by cutting the motor at the right moment. Class B motors will pull the ship along at exhilarating speed though she still answers the elevator with alacrity. Small Class C power plants (with which the model was not tried) should provide record breaking performance, but in. this case oversize air wheels should certainly be used to cushion the shock of "hitting the deck" at the tremendous speeds which will result. Truly a "sweet" ship, designed to "take it" and turn on plenty of' speed, the model will give lasting pleasure and real flying thrills to both tyro and expert. There is no need to hesitate, results are practically guaranteed.
Construction is in Step by Step Format
STEP 1-Cowl, pod and boom are carved from solid medium balsa 4" square and 22" long. Two pieces of 2" x 4" are lightly cemented together and, using the joint as a center line, the plan view is laid out and roughly shaped. After side elevation has been transferred, the fuselage is completely carved and "rough" finished. Cross sections, dimensions, and grid squares on the drawing make accurate work simple.