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Helioplane Plan Construction Article For 29" Span Ff / Uc / Rc Model Airplane

Item Condition: New
Listed in: Toys & Hobbies > Radio Control & Control Line > Control Line & Free Flight

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Seller: hollans (5417 )
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Location:Birmingham, Alabama, US
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Buy It Now 14.95 USD
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eBay Item No.: 223491577687
Description* :
I am not selling a kit, only a new, full-size copy of a 1953 air trails plan & construction article for henry struck's 29" ff scale model of the helioplane stol (short takeoff & landing). When i arrived at u.S. Army flight school in 1960s to learn to fly the cessna l-19 bird dog and dehavilland beaver, i noticed on the flight line another stol bird that was called the helioplane. The army had bought one for extensive testing as a possible replacement for the venerable l-19. (The idea was to develop a spotter aircraft that was as versatile as the german fieseler fi 156 storch in world war ii.) The helioplane had a 9' propeller that was turned over by multiple v-belts at 1200 rpms as compared to the 2150 rpms of the bird dog. It would jump off the ground in a shorter distance but the maintenance would have been a nightmare. The inventory was full of l-19s so the helioplane had too much catching up to do to replace them. This is a nice stable flying henry struck design for free flight or uc that is easy to construct. It called for an o.K. Cub .039 or k & b torp .035. Today a cox pee wee .02 or electric equivalent will do fine. My last picture is from a berkeley kit ad. I sell the berkeley plan + parts patterns separately.

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