Full size printed plans Peanut Scale "Morane Saulnier Epervier" airplane that just begs to be built.
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Morane Saulnier Epervier
From France comes a beautiful scale model of a French recon airplane that just begs to be built.
Full size printed plan on a sheet 11” x 17”
Two page article with building notes and photos
By ROGER AIME ...
The Epervier (Sparrow Hawk) dates back to the year 1950. France was deeply involved in the war to keep Algeria French, and badly needed reconnaissance aircraft to replace their aging T -6s. Unfortunately, the government was a bit stingy with its allocations for this purpose, and only two of this excellent aircraft were built. The test pilot, Claude Barteau spoke very highly of the Epervier in his book. I saw the plane in the sky above my home as a boy, as Salon is only thirty kilometers from the test center.
The model weight is eight grams, largely due to the use of 1120 square stringers, very light balsa for the wing-tips, and styrofoam for the underside of the nose and for the tail block on the fuselage. The wheels are turned on a drill from balsa. The canopy is vacu-formed clear plastic. I made the propeller blades from plastic, but you may wish to make them from balsa.