Those are the only words that describe this plane, plan and article.
44" wing span. 30" length. Power: .049 gas engine shown. Weight 13 ozs.
This is a ROG plane. (Rise Of the Ground) or what we call Free Flight today.
This plane was featured in Model Airplane News, April 1957
I have combined the first 2 pages just so you may feast your eyes on the AWESOME diagram & article that comes with this plan.
The article even includes the address of the company who sells the fan.
Lets take a drive by the store now. Let's see, its 4434 Eagle Rock Blvd...... That's 30,,,,,,,, this is 32,,,,,, What da heck! Another Wal-Mart. Does nothing stay the same?
Well that's L.A. for you. One minute they're there, the next minute there either burning, a shaken, or a sliden down a hill side!
OK. You may have to find a new power source but with today's micro radio gear, you could easily build this jewel as a RC plane. And just look at the electric fans that are available now with those Polymer batteries. Cool Huh?
Maybe 2 small fans in the nacelles? The choices are many. I have even seen retracts available for this small of an airplane.
Because the wings are tapered and so is the tail. I have included a REVERSED plan to add to your building pleasure. So what you are really getting are two plans, and 2 sets of everything. Hey, I wonder if you'll pay me twice as much? If what freezes over?
Fieseler Fi 103 Reichenberg IV
FYI. Did you know that the allies classified the Fi 103 as a "Weapon of Mass Destruction"?
HISTORY: Following the Allied invasion, German officials became more receptive to the idea of a manned bomb. With war turning against them, the German high command grasped at just about any chance to turned the Allied tide. The manned Fi 103 was a concept that even a year before would have been unthinkable. While the pilot was intended to aim the craft at the target and then bail out, the odds of success were very slim indeed.
The Fi 103 was designed to be launched from a He 111 and while 175 were produced, none were fired in anger. 5/KG 200 was to be the unit responsible for thier use.
Tired of building the usual? Well here's your chance to break away from the pack. Introducing Germanys "secret weapon" the REICHENBERG. Germanys suicide jet powered flying bomb! CAD drawn plans. Fun scale jet designed for Hobby Lobby's WMD0015 ducted fan. Designed under the KISS principle. Example: the jet tube is made from a 2" mailing tube. Yup. Easy to find and cheap to buy! Just the way your Uncle Willie likes it. Just hand launch and fly.
47" wing span. 56" length. Fun scale. Power: electric ducted fan. .... The wing is straight as to scale but you could add some dihedral for stability?
below is a picture of Larry B's model. Awesome huh?.
Hey Willie, I bought some plans off you last year, here is one of the plans in a finished plane. I reduced the plans to 75% and powered by a .15. Larry B######
This Jet could be converted to gas very easly as you can see.
F-86 Sabre Jet
See this plane fly on Youtube. Be prepared to laugh till it hurts!
2 plans for 1 price. One side is reversed for your building pleasure.
32" wing span. .049 ducted fan. The magazine article is included.
HISTORY: First flown in 1947. More than 6,000 F-86s were manufactured by North American's Los Angeles and Columbus, Ohio, divisions. The first swept-wing airplane in the U.S. fighter inventory, the F-86 scored consistent victories over Russian-built MiG fighters during the Korean War, accounting for a final ratio of 10-to-1. All 39 United Nations jet aces won their laurels in Sabres.
Four models of the craft (F-86A, E, F and H) were day fighters or fighter bombers, while the F-86D, K and L versions were all-weather interceptors.
Successive models of the daylight versions--all designed to destroy hostile aircraft in flight or on the ground--were equipped with more powerful engines and armament systems that ranged from bombs and rockets to machine guns and cannon. All are rated in the 650 mph class with a 600-mile combat radius and a service ceiling of over 45,000 feet.
The file will print a plan 24" x 70". So Yes, the plan could be enlarged up to 150%.
Saab 37 VIGGEN
Saab JA37 Viggen JET FIGHTER. If your building space is limited and you like jet fighters, then be prepared to have your Uncle Willie "ROCK YOUR WORLD!"
32" wing span. Length 38". Power: RK Ducted Fan with .21-.25 engine.
Very nice plans that have been restored to a very GOOD condition. Drawn by one of the worlds finest draftsman, Nick Ziroli. Need I say more?
HISTORY: Viggen is a multi-role fighter, through upgrades still modern and with some almost unique features, in service with the Swedish air force in several versions, since 1971 and until after 2006. The name Viggen means The Thunderbolt, especially those resulting from the Norse god Thor's warhammer Mjölner. In 1952 studies were started to design a replacement for Saab Draken. "Project 1357" in 1954, was the first to have a canard layout (lots of other layouts were studied as well). I n 1961, P&W JT8D-22 was the chosen engine to be locally built, with a locally designed afterburner and lots of material changes in the rest. In 1962 the design was frozen, and the prototype first flew in Feb 8:th 1967. During the 1960's, it was foreseen that the Swedish air force would purchase 800+ Viggens, but the final figure ended up at 329. In order to make the airframe smaller, it was early decided to replace the navigator with a good navigational computer. It's designed to withstand 12 G, but the limit in operation is 7 G. The seat in angled back 19 degrees. Emergency power is supplied by a ram air turbine just before the left wing leading edge, which extends automatically on hydraulic power failure, and just before touch down. (Earlier, it was also always deployed whenever the landing gear was down.) The canard doesn't contribute much lift in itself during normal flight, it acts more as a gigantic vortex generator for the main wing. During low speed flight, its rear edge flap can be lowered to increase lift and permit a high nose angle. The requirement was that the aircraft would be able to operate from 500 m runways. A short take-off run is possible due to the powerful engine (back then, it was the most powerful installed in a fighter).
This is a high resolution TIF file containing 200 x 200 dots per inch.
The file will print a plan 36" x 54".
I received this letter from Dick with several pictures.
Hey there; Just to let you know how it is going. As I told you, I am building this for electric so many of the things have been changed ( most of the planking is 1/32 balsa ). At this point it weighs in at 10 ounces. Mostly I wanted to tell you how pleased I am with the plans. I don't know how responsible you are, but the formers and most of the ribs fit without any changes. A real pleasure to work with. Thanks again. Dick
MiG 15 Jet Fighter
27" wing span. Length 26". Power: .049 size engine (ducted fan).. Would make a nice slope soarer too...
HISTORY: In 1948, the Soviet MiG design bureau developed a high-performance jet fighter design called the I-310. It incorporated some advanced features, such as a 35-degree wing sweep, and it promised to be a sprightly performer. However, the design lacked one essential component: A suitable engine. This problem was resolved when the British government (idiots) authorized the Rolls-Royce company to export their Nene turbojet engine to Russia. As soon as the Russian Klimov design bureau received the engines, they immediately developed their own copy (well DUH!) of the Nene, called the Klimov RD-45. Within months, the first prototype of the I-310 had flown with the new engine. The aircraft was redesignated MiG-15 and entered service early in 1949. Later in the year, the improved MiG-15bis version appeared, and a two-seat trainer version, the MiG-15UTI, was also introduced. In 1950, Western air forces were surprised at the combat capability of the new design in the skies over Korea. The MiG-15 could out-climb, out-turn, and fly higher than the US-built F-86 Sabre. Fortunately, Allied pilots were better-trained and had better equipment installed in their aircraft, and they prevailed against the MiG.
This is a high resolution TIFF file containing 200 x 200 dots per inch.
The file will print a plan 36" x 45".