SCALE FOR THE BEGINNER
Full size printed plan on a sheet 11” x 17”
Three page article with building notes and photos
By WALT MOONEY
The Quail is a simple cantilever (no struts) monoplane design for home- builders. It is an all-metal, tricycle landing gear, high-wing monoplane with a conventional tail. It was designed to be powered by the Rockwell 600 or the Volkswagen engine. It is a single- place airplane with very good performance. The real airplane design lends itself to being modeled very simply and is an ideal beginner's scale model. Simple, standard construction techniques are used throughout. Because this can be a first scale model for a novice, and because we haven't done so in a long time, this will be a complete "put part A with part B" type of construction article. The model is drawn with scale dihedral, but has an enlarged horizontal tail to enhance flight characteristics. A scale length landing gear is used because it looks right-and because it limits propeller diameter. A longer propeller would tend to give increased flight times, but it also might increase the beginner's trouble with adjusting the model to fly because it would be more destabilizing than the smaller propeller. Although the model is published as a Peanut (13-inch maximum wingspan), the plans are drawn twice Peanut-size (26-inch span also available Please contact us) because the beginner will have an easier time handling the larger size materials
This larger size model is the one that is described in the following construction article. The Peanut size model can be built similarly; the models in the photographs were built with an alternate wing center section and tail surfaces so they can be disassembled and carried in a small box. This approach is not for beginners and can be accomplished by any experienced model builders with- out further instructions. For the Peanut size model, the omission of every other wing rib and the fuselage uprights not hatched is recommended.
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