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Old Jul 27, 2014, 01:23 PM
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Low wing oldtimer?

I'm new to oldtimers & started off buildind a Tomboy...

I been looking thru the plans thread but cant seem to find low or mid wing types.
(mostly cos the names of the models dont describe the type)

Can some one please post a few names of low/mid wingers?

Thanx
George
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Old Jul 27, 2014, 02:02 PM
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The Mercury Galahad is one design that immediately springs to mind.
However if you visit http://outerzone.co.uk/index.asp , click "browse", select a category then select "thumbnails" you'll be able to see illustrations of each design.
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Old Jul 27, 2014, 06:08 PM
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Low wing oldtimers aren't all that common but there are a few. The prettiest one I've ever come across is the Schiffermuller (1946). Search here on RCG or on the web and you'll get lots of information.

Outerzone has the original plan: http://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=5683

Durad did a nice build log here on RCG recently: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2182687

Good luck in your quest. Let us know what else you find, and what you choose to build.
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Old Jul 27, 2014, 06:15 PM
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When you say "old timer", does that mean only designs that originally had a motor? If not, I think Stahl's Hurricane (not the scale job) is interesting.
http://www.theplanpage.com/esp/hirridur.htm
These days it would be easy enough to put a motor in it. Especially if you put the motor in the center and used a rubber loop to drive the prop!

If you go over to Outerzone, look up Shereshaw's XP-2 and XP-3. The first one, I think, is a low wing twin boom pusher. Second is somewhere between mid and shoulder wing but similar otherwise. I know I've seen others. If you like flying wings, you might find some of those which are low wing. A high thrust line helps them.
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Old Jul 27, 2014, 06:20 PM
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The Sykes Low Wing is one. Photo in the May 1939 Model Airplane News.
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Old Jul 27, 2014, 06:33 PM
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Another thing to try is the advanced search on Outerzone. Pick IC and FF for the tags, and write "low wing" for the description field. You'll get a dozen or so.

Here's another one, the Panther:
http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=5074
BMJR has a kit for a slightly shrunk version meant as an RC park flyer.
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Old Jul 27, 2014, 06:52 PM
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I'm new to oldtimers & started off buildind a Tomboy...

I been looking thru the plans thread but cant seem to find low or mid wing types.
(mostly cos the names of the models dont describe the type)

Can some one please post a few names of low/mid wingers?

Thanx
George
Lancer and Cumulus are my two mid wingers. There are plenty of others if your go through outer zone. Both fly great. I think the Dragon Fly is a low winger and there should be a brilliant South African thread on this group about it, Warren Smith build???
Moth Minow and Moth Major are really interesting low wingers out of cental Europe some place. Never seen one built but look at the plans ofter. Particularly the minor

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Old Jul 27, 2014, 10:54 PM
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the j.l. sadler " pacemaker" is a wonderful looking model....

Best Regards,

Jeff
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 01:05 AM
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Thank you for the responce gents!

I will look thru them..

1st gotto finish the Tomboy.

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Old Jul 28, 2014, 12:20 PM
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Here is the link to my Dragonfly old timer build log.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1438924

Lionel.
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 12:44 PM
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The ultimate Swedish lo-wing oldtimer is the "Viking" (around 1956) , designed by Eric Berglund.
Mr Berglund won the European Championship (s/ch class) in Darmstadt, Germany 1958, with his Viking & his own designed rc-gear...
To be read about in Aeromodeller, dec 1958.

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Old Jul 28, 2014, 05:29 PM
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Here's Bucky's Galahad. Not an OT by US rules, yet.

The most common low wingers you'll see in the States are the Peerless Panther and the Saddler Pacemaker. Sure wish someone could draw up a plane for the prototype of the latter; it had a bigger fin and a cabin.

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Old Jul 28, 2014, 06:13 PM
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Lancer and Cumulus are my two mid wingers. There are plenty of others if your go through outer zone. Both fly great. I think the Dragon Fly is a low winger and there should be a brilliant South African thread on this group about it, Warren Smith build???
Moth Minow and Moth Major are really interesting low wingers out of cental Europe some place. Never seen one built but look at the plans ofter. Particularly the minor

Allan
Sorry Lionel, I should have remembered your name.
The models I spoke of above were actually the Beta Minor and Beta Major.
I should check my facts before burstingb into print!
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Old Jul 29, 2014, 02:11 AM
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I really like the look of Schiffermuller, Lancer and Cumulus.
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Old Jul 29, 2014, 02:48 AM
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Here is the link to my Dragonfly old timer build log.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1438924

Lionel.
Hi Lionel,

Are you the same "Slinky" on AVCOM?

That Dragonfly is a work of art!!

George
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