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Motor stick, for winding outside the model?? (Read 844 times)
Reply #3 - Jan 27th, 2018 at 5:29pm

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Reply #2 - Jan 27th, 2018 at 5:26pm

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Nearly all the old Cleveland plans I've been building are set up for a motor stick. Typically, a 1/2" X 1/4" balsa stick (on the 1/16 scale models) that plugs into the nose block, above the thrust line, indexed into notches in every other former, and terminates at the rear with a wire motor hook on the thrust line. They're pinned in with a dowel pretty much along the lines of a rear motor peg. The plans below show the stick, and the formers with the notches. Seems a good idea- heavy appearing, but the Cleveland models had stringers for keels so the weight was somewhat offset.
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Reply #1 - Jan 27th, 2018 at 7:35am

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Hi Ed - I have been looking through my copies of Model Airplane News from the 30s and 40s and couldn't find anything in any of them either but I do seem to remember, in the dim recesses, something printed about this but can't contribute much beyond that but I'll keep it in mind, in the more forward recesses.
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Jan 25th, 2018 at 8:02am

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Some years ago FM had an article on constructing and using a "motor stick" which allowed the rubber motor to be wound outside of the model without a blast tube. I thought I had saved that article but I cannot find it. Anyone have a copy of the article that can be posted?

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Ed OBrien,
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