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Sperry-Messenger ( 20 in. / 50.8 cm )


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Sperry-Messenger

Sperry-Messenger

The Sperry Messenger was an American single-seat biplane designed by Alfred V. Verville working for the Engineering Division of the United States Army Air Service (USAAS) and built under contract by Sperry Aircraft Company of Farmingdale, New York. The aircraft was later designated the M-1 and MAT by the USAAS. Sperry produced approximately 50 Messengers and the civilian two-seat version, the Sport Plane, between 1920 and 1926. Lawrence Sperry gained national attention when he landed his personal Messenger in front of the Capitol building and bounced up the front steps in Washington D.C. (See photos ) He also successfully landed his little Messenger at the Lincoln Memorial.

The plans take some studying to determine how to proceed with the construction of this model airplane. In the left lower part of the plan are 2 long strips one of which is labeled as a strut. Both of these are struts going from the bottom of the fuselage to the attach point on the wings. Superimposed upon the wing plan or 3 parts labeled "CS" – these are the form shapes for the cabane struts. It's worrisome to me that the landing gear struts are one 32nd balsa. I suppose landings aren't part of the program in this model. Other than these few points this should be an airplane that would take a couple of evenings of steady work to build it, complete it, then fly it. Hopefully the model builder/flyer won't be landing on any buildings front porch! (Joke!)

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Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verville-Sperry_M-1_Messenger
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ID: 91025
File Size: 631.1 KB
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Observation
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 20 in. / 50.8 cm
Weight:6 oz.
Material:Various-Wood-Types
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:14
Updated: 12/02/16 03:43:11am
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Hello, I'm Ken Barclay

Flew first powered model airplane: 1/2A CL - 1953
Competed in AMA sanctioned events: C/L Combat, C/L Scale 1955-1961
USAF - 1962 - 1968 RC-130, RB-50, C-47, C-54, CH-56, RC-135
1st R/C: Falcon 56 with HeathKit radio
Resumed R/C: 2008 - Prefer stand-off scale (semi-scale) model airplanes

Radio-Control Airplane Scale Outdoor Various-Wood-Types

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Plan ID:91025
Keywords:sperry messenger Sperry messenger 1920s rubber powered biplane peanut scale
Class:Free-Flight
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Observation
Wingspan: 20 in. / 50.8 cm
Wingspan Class:50cm-To-75cm (20in-To-30in)
Wing Position:Multiple-Wings
Wing Style:Biplane
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Rubber-Band-Powered
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight:6 oz.
Weight Class:100g-To-200g (3.5oz-To-7.0oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
Construction Skills:Novice
Pilot Skills:Novice
Restorer:JJ
Category:PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans
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