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Sheet Metal Susie ( 34 in. / 86.4 cm )


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Sheet Metal Susie

Young Men magazine's Sheet Metal Susie

"Sheet Metal Susie" is an all-aluminum sport control-line aircraft, designed by Roy L. Clough Jr. and published in Young Men magazine, March 1956. Major structure is fabricated from .019 sheet aluminum and all-up weight, with an OK Cub .14 for propulsion, was 24 ounces - not a lightweight by any means! The plane, at this size and weight, and with the thin airfoil shown, would be capable of limited maneuverability but fast flight. A modern .19 to .25 is the recommended power plant for any future builds.

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ID: 90726
File Size: 458.0 KB
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.15-To-0.20-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 34 in. / 86.4 cm
Publisher: Young Men magazine
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Pub. Ref: Hobby Helpers #356
Designer: Roy L. Clough Jr.
Date: 03/1956
Weight:24 oz.
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:14
Updated: 18/11/16 01:26:10am
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Hi! I'm aeroastro

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:90726
Keywords:Sheet Metal Susie Roy Clough sport control-line all-metal aluminum sheet
Class:Control-Line
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Sport
Wingspan: 34 in. / 86.4 cm
Wingspan Class:75cm-To-100cm (30in-To-40in)
Wing Position:Mid-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Trap
Wing Dihedral:Flat
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.15-To-0.20-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight:24 oz.
Weight Class:500g-To-1000g (17.6oz-To-35.2oz)
Construction Skills:Low-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:Low-Intermediate
Publisher:Young Men magazine
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Date:03/1956
Reference:Hobby Helpers #356
Designer:Roy L. Clough Jr.
Restorer:ricardo
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This is a Control Line model. Heywood12 on 22/07/2016 17:18
You could make a simple radio-control model out of this, say with elevator and ailerons attached beyond the trailing edge on the wing.
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