not my cup of tea, a lot of people like building and flying novelty
aircraft like this Flying Outhouse that appeared in the April 1974
edition of American Aircraft Modeler. It should be easily scaled
up for larger engines or even converted to electric power. Click
on the plans at the bottom for a larger version. You might be able
to buy full-size plans from the
AMA plans service
. All copyrights (if any) are hereby acknowledged.
Framing up an outhouse doesn't require a carpenter. A good building
rule-of-thumb is to always keep things flush, but in this case.
well ... Let's leave it at that. ABOVE RIGHT: If you can't cut a
straight piece of balsa, don't worry about this building project.
Keep things aligned, of course, but a few jagged edges only add
to the appeal. RIGHT: The wing is prepared for gluing to the "cabin."
Having made our readers privy to this information. all that can
really be said is that this photo shows a dope behind the water
1: Not scanned yet
Cut the stabilizer and elevator to shape and fasten together with
a strip of cloth hinge material; leave a 1/16" gap between them.
Install elevator and horn. Cut the fin and rudder to shape and glue
together. with the rudder offset 1/2" to the outside of the flying
circle. Glue fin to the stabilizer on the stab centerline. Glue
stab to upper booms and place end of pushrod in elevator horn. Secure
the push rod with a soldered washer or 1/2A wheel retainer.
Step 5: Cut the center wing panel and the two outer wing panels
to shape and sand in a slight airfoil section. Pin the center panel
flat to the work board and glue the outer panels to it, blocking
the tips of the outer panels up 11k". Give the joints two coats
of glue and add cloth reinforcement top and bottom. When dry. cut
the wing center section to fit around the upper booms on top of
the cabin. Mount the wing to the boom mount, cabin front and sides
with glue. Cut wing struts to length and glue in place. Bend line
guide to shape, glue and wrap with thread. Be sure to put it on
left wing strut. Cut out the vent cap. form it into a cone shape
and glue to the vent tube. A piece of No.7 rocket body tube is the
booster tube at cabin lower rear. Or, the tubes can be rolled from
The AMA Plans Service offers a full-size
version of many of the plans show here at a very reasonable cost. They will scale the plans any size for you. It is always
best to buy printed plans because my scanner versions often have distortions that can cause parts to fit poorly. Purchasing
plans also help to support the operation of the Academy of Model
Aeronautics - the #1 advocate for model aviation throughout the world. If the AMA no longer has this plan on file, I
will be glad to send you my higher resolution version.
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