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Posted by philipain | Dec 19, 2011 @ 06:26 AM | 2,001 Views
Hi ,
After building a stick out of foam-board that has been a great flyer and survived a altercation with a strand of fence wire while trying to limbo with little more than a dent/cut in the wing and a dislodged engine mount and the plane was back in the air within an hour. I decided to attempt using the same plan and modifying it into a BIPE STICK, how it will fly is still to be seen and will keep you posted. The plan I used was this one (Fuz inverted)

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...hmentid=766297


After searching the web I came across plans for a bipe stick and using the proportions used on that plan I modified the top wing and cabane strut to suit the scale of the plan on this site.

The wings I have made out of 10mm foam-board and by slicing the leading and tailing edge with a homemade jig I have achieved a very nice airfoil. The fuz. is 3mm foam-board and plywood front former that serves as the engine mount.

For the cowling I have used the bottom of a plastic bleach bottle that happened to be the correct size.

From the pictures you will see that I have used balsa for the leading edge, ailerons and wing tips with carbon spars to strengthen the wings.

I have used Solarfilm for covering as the first plane only had the paper foam-board covering that didn't work too well on wet grass.

Wish me LUCK...Continue Reading
Posted by philipain | Feb 10, 2011 @ 11:58 PM | 2,305 Views
Hi Again,

here are the plans of the P2 that were published in the "Model Airplane News - May 1942"

Have a look at this website belonging to Kenny Horn
http://www.ualberta.ca/~khorn
there is some very interesting articles in those old magazines. (Sorry can't get the link to work.)

My thanks to Kenny for making the magazines available.
Posted by philipain | Feb 03, 2011 @ 11:56 PM | 4,146 Views
Hi All,

I have found a few pictures of the original aircraft that might be of some interest courtesy of the San Diego Air and Space Museum. I am still looking for some written documentation.

Cheers

Posted by philipain | Jan 29, 2011 @ 02:14 AM | 2,148 Views
Hi All,
I am looking for help to find some documentation on what appears to be a little known aircraft.

While looking for a suitable scale subject for rubber powered indoor flight I come across very well drawn plans for a model that took first and second place at the 1941 national meet (USA?) The article appeared in Model Airplane News - May 1942.

The only information that is given on the supplied 3 View is as follows :- "VICTORY AIR TRANSPORT P2" The author of the article (Walter S. Eggert, jr.) states "The P2 makes a wonderful flying model due to its long fuselage, extra large tail surfaces, parasol type wing and slow flying speed."

This aircraft has taken my interest and I would now like to scale it up and build it for electric flight but would like some more information on the prototype.






Hope someone can help.

Cheers
Philip