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Lockheed Model 8 Sirius "Dog Star" ( 22 in. / 55.9 cm )


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Lockheed Model 8 Sirius "Dog Star"

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The Lockheed Model 8 Sirius was a single-engined, propeller-driven low wing monoplane designed and built by Jack Northrop and Gerard Vultee while they were engineers at Lockheed in 1929, at the request of Charles Lindbergh. The design objective was to create a high performance long range aircraft and the plane was quite successful in that regard, flown by Charles Lindberg and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindberg, in numerous trips throughout the US, Asia, and Europe. The model presented here is a 22" rubber scale free flight model, with enough detail provided to allow recreating a most unique and historic aircraft. By the way, "Dog Star" was the colloquial name given to the Lockheed Sirius as the extremely bright star Sirius is also commonly known as the "Dog Star" due to its prominence in the Ursa Major constellation.

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Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_Model_8_Sirius
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ID: 82454
File Size: 1.3 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Civilian
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 22 in. / 55.9 cm
Publisher: Model Airplane News
Date: 4/1930
Weight Class:75g-To-100g (1.75oz-To-3.5oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
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Added: 31/03/2015 15:42
Updated: 16/02/16 04:18:36am
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Fascinated with model aviation since a youngster, my modeling experience includes control-line, indoor modeling, competition free flight, r/c competition thermal sailplanes, r/c electric powered models, and more recently, Giant Scale r/c models. After gaining an MIT Aeronautical/Astronautical degree, I served 29 years in the USAF in the space and missile fields, serving as Program Manager for two major space programs. Presently retired and residing in Southern California, enjoying its year-around excellent

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Plan ID:82454
Keywords:Lockheed Sirius Dog Star Lindberg rubber scale free flight
Class:Free-Flight
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Civilian
Wingspan: 22 in. / 55.9 cm
Wingspan Class:50cm-To-75cm (20in-To-30in)
Wing Position:Low-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Rect
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Rubber-Band-Powered
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight Class:75g-To-100g (1.75oz-To-3.5oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
Construction Skills:Novice
Pilot Skills:Novice
Publisher:Model Airplane News
Date:4/1930
Restorer:Robby Tobby JMP_blackfoot
Category:PDF Bitmap Model Airplane Plans
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