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Hughes H-1 Racer ( 44 in. / 111.8 cm )


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Hughes H-1 Racer

Model Airplane News's Hughes H-1 Racer

Howard Hughes designed and flew the H-1 Racer in the early 1930s to set world speed records, and succeeded with absolute speed and transcontinental speed records, extremely rare for a self-funded civilian (rather than military pilots) to set aircraft speed records. Legendary scale designer Walt Musciano has designed a fairly large sport scale control line model of the H-1 Racer, 44" wing span with a McCoy 60 shown on the plans for power. The plans show several interesting model design items. A J. Roberts bellcrank assembly is shown that provides throttle control with a third control-line, and a slightly enlarged horizontal stabilizer is shown to improve longitudinal stability. Prospective builders and fliers should be aware of the following issues: the tall "stalky" landing gear and powerful motor will generate a large nose-over moment before flying (and controllability) speeds are attained; and the thin semi-symmetrical airfoil and the aircraft's streamlining will guarantee high flying speeds at full throttle. Thanks to 50+AirYears and JJ for providing these plans of an iconic racing plane!

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Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hughes_H-1_Racer
Details: Full Details
ID: 81957
File Size: 3.0 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Racing
Scale:Scale (1:8)
Motor: Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.40-To-0.60-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 44 in. / 111.8 cm
Publisher: Model Airplane News
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Designer: Walt Musciano
Date: 11/1963
Weight Class:1500g-To-2000g (52.9oz-To-70.5oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
Listing Editor: aeroastro
Added: 28/03/2015 20:17
Updated: 01/03/17 06:33:12pm
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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:81957
Keywords:Hughes H-1 racer control line Musciano sport scale
Class:Control-Line
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Racing
Wingspan: 44 in. / 111.8 cm
Wingspan Class:100cm-To-125cm (40in-To-50in)
Wing Position:Low-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Eliptical
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.40-To-0.60-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight Class:1500g-To-2000g (52.9oz-To-70.5oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
Construction Skills:High-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:High-Intermediate
Publisher:Model Airplane News
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Date:11/1963
Designer:Walt Musciano
Restorer:50+AirYears, JJ
Category:PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans (1)
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