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Thursday, November 20, 2008

1937 POWERHOUSE






Long before the hype of the first PSS slope event at Volksrust , I started scratch building an Old Timer design from 1937. and recently got back with this build.





This is all wood and traditional style building being a nice change from epoxy/glass construction used on modern models.
The intention is to fly this grand old plane with a brushless electric motor for clean , quite relaxed flying. Piet has now also come across to the dark side.
The project is almost complete and she should be ready to fly on the next outing.


Many oldtimer plans are available free on the internet , and these aircraft are good flyers and with built in stability and light wing loadings they really float and in competitions overseas with limited engine runs many fly impressive durations in thermals .
UPDATE




It has now flown and was easy to trim and fly , even as a rudder/elevator only , the electric motor climbs it at about 45 degrees and it maintains altitude on 1/3 rd throttle.







3 comments:

Mark said...

Mike, What is the name of the website where I can download oldtimer plans?
Mark

Derek Marusich said...

Mike - you missed an amazing Old Timers Day at RMAC today. I always pop in at RMAC on my way back from dumping the garden rubbish when I dump on Sundays (kind of makes the dumping trip worthwhile). The weather was glorious and the oldies (models and pilots) were in their element.

Anonymous said...

Does anyboy know where could I get a plan of this model?