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Old May 13, 2011, 02:07 PM
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Airspeed Oxford plans or drawings?

Hello All,

I am presently searching for information to embark on a new project.

I wish to make an Airspeed Oxford and am wondering if anyone has any drawings for this unsung workhorse.

I have already purchased a copy of the H J Towner plans but I am not convinced by how accurate they actually are. A search on the www shows little other than basic three views.

Anybody know of or can share some accurate drawings please ?

Many thanks in advance

Regards Martin
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Old May 13, 2011, 02:28 PM
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I found this if it helps, but it's not probably that accurate, (but then who's going to say "those rivets are 10thou too close together..") -

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1356

It's from the Vintage and Old Timer forum.
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Old May 13, 2011, 04:41 PM
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This any help? Have lots of photos also.
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Old May 14, 2011, 12:14 AM
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These might help.
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Old May 14, 2011, 05:54 AM
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Many thanks for all the links guys.

Eflightray the plans you have kindly linked me to are the H J Towner ones. I didnt realise that they were available free on the www. I wouldnt have paid for a copy of Ebay if I had known lol.

I think looking at them along with the plans David linked I will have a good basis for drawing up a plan.

Just have to decide on what size I go for now and what sized motors.

BTW Kiwi, many thanks for helping a few months ago with contactingJohn, he emailed back and has helped hugely with info for my other Oxford project.
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 05:14 AM
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I know this is an old thread, did you ever build the oxford? I would love to build one as my grandfather flew one during the war.
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 02:07 PM
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Here's the Towner Plans...

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Old Jul 01, 2013, 09:04 PM
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Here's the Towner Plans...

George
Thanks George, now to try and scale them up to 1/5

The photo in front of the Oxford has my Grandfather on the far left, The second photo was taken by the navigator looking forward into the cockpit
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Old Jul 02, 2013, 01:26 PM
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Slayer,

I can scale them to 1/5 for you and provide new PDF.

Pictures are great. My thanks to him for serving. Seems a lot more people are building planes that have a deeper tie to their family history. I admire that a lot...

George
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Slayer,

I can scale them to 1/5 for you and provide new PDF.

Pictures are great. My thanks to him for serving. Seems a lot more people are building planes that have a deeper tie to their family history. I admire that a lot...

George
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Thanks George that would be awesome, I need to figure out how to get them into a .dxf format so I can water cut all the ribs etc here at work.

Both myself and my grandfather served in the same unit (Army) he was a captain in 34 transport troop here in NZ and when they started to run out of pilots they called for officers from the Army to begin pilot training, he went from trucks to aircraft.

That why if you look closely all the guys in the photo are wearing Army uniforms (hard to tell in black and white)
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Old Jul 02, 2013, 10:43 PM
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Slayer,

I've created a 1/5th scale .dxf and a .dwg file. To get PDF, it will take 16 tiles at 36"x48". 128" wing span will create a nice big model. Have a look at my thread here as to some of the issues you will most likely encounter.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1833369

If you PM me with email, I will send you the Autocad files. I can still make PDF's but it will take me a while to set the tiles.

George
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Old Jul 03, 2013, 01:54 AM
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I have a copy of the Vol 1 for the Consul which has a lot in common with the Oxford (Most Consuls were converted from Oxfords) so may be able to help with some details once I get my scanner back.
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