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December 1964 Model Airplane News cover - Airplanes and Rockets

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Chipper II article (p26) - Airplanes and Rockets

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Chipper II article (p27) - Airplanes and Rockets

Chipper II article (p27)

Airplanes and Rockets website visitor Bob G. wrote to request that I post the articles for the Skyrida (October 1969 American Aircraft Modeler) and for the Minirod (February 1969 AAM). He is on a mission to build many of the "Tenderfoot" series of free flight models featured in American Aircraft Modeler magazine back in the 1970s. "Chipper II" was published in the December 1964 issue of Model Airplane News magazine. The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Plans Service can supply high quality plans for the Chipper II.

Chipper II, by Bob G. - Airplanes and RocketsSays Bob, "I was building "Chipper II" (plans supplied by my brother-in-law) when you posted the plans for "Skyrida". The "Chipper II" is largely complete. (photo attached)  It is the first engine powered plane that I've attempted in 40 years.  I've applied sanding sealer and dope. The only dope available here was clear, so I haven't painted it, and may not. I doped it in the garage, and it took a couple of days for the odors do dissipate, to my wife's disgust. So I opened the garage window overnight, and now it is 33 degrees in there. I haven't mounted the Cox .020 PeeWee yet, tho, and I probably won't until the Spring or Summer. I've bought the materials for "Skyrida", and plan to build it and "Minirod", so I need the engine as a guide to drill the mounting holes. And I want to run that old engine on a test stand first to become familiar with it again. And the free flight flying field west of the airport is a cow pasture, and off-limits for a period in the Spring.

Here is a thread about the Chipper II on the RCGroups website forum.

Chipper II Plans, December 1964 Model Airplane News - Airplanes and Rockets OuterZone also has the plans and a copy of the original article, but I encourage you to buy the plans from AMA Plans Service since they now own the copyright to them.



Posted June 23, 2023
(updated from original post on 1/10/2012)

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