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|Aeronca 11 Series Three View Drawing for RC Scale Models|
|When you model a 11 series Chief you
need to note a few things.
It's a real classic airplane. You can use a 7AC Champ's tail, wings, landing gear and cowl.
It was designed to use 70 to 80% of the same parts from the 7AC Champion. For RC Models, that means that there are a few things we can use from the A&A Industries Champ or other models. But the boot cowl deserves special attention and detail. The boot cowl changes shape in the area from the 7AC Champion firewall back to the wider 11 series fuselage. You need to model that to make it really look like a 11 series...no slab sides at that point. Also, the area over the wings is dome shaped, as the stringers add a little headroom over the cabin area there. The wings need to be put on the plane and then the stringers added over the top of the cabin. Other than that, it's a easy plane with stringer/former construction.
Weathervanes can be easily
made with this three view. A great article on how to make
them is found in the December 1998 issue of VINTAGE
AIRPLANE, by Bob Whittier, pages 6-9. Back issues are at
1-800-843-3612 (EAA in Oshkosh, Wisconsin). With the
three view and the article you can have a Chief flying
over your house in a weekend! Lemon Yellow and Newport
Blue Metallic for the colors.
Aeronca 7AC/L-16-- AA
Industries has a 1/6 and 1/4 scale Bud Nosen Kit,
RCModeler 1/3 scale model November 1991 issue, Model
Airplane News November 2000 has a Ziroli Aeronca Champ
for a geared 280 electric schoolyard scale RC, Model
Aviation planes worth modeling article January 2001; Air
Progress January 1990; cover, Model Builder April 1984;
American Aircraft Modeler January 1968 has an excellent
article by Paul Matt with full three view; Airpower
September 1981 excellent article on the World War II
Aeronca TG Glider. There are two scale electric short
kits that are on the market too, as of March 2008. Check out
Pat Tritle's designs on RCgroups.
Aeronca C-1,C-2, C-3-- RCM
and Model Airplane News have many plans. Balsa USA used
to have a kit in quarter scale. Various European imports
have C series kits. Dumas has a small scale C model.
Aeronca Defender-- Check
magazine plans. It has been modeled the most of any Aeronca. Backyard Aviation had an electric planset in late 2003 (published by the same folks that do Model Airplane News).
Aeronca Sedan 15AC-- Kit,
pICA, a Comet kit also. Check Ebay for "Aeronca"
Aeronca 11 series--There used to be none
for RC models, but now there are two options. Pat Tritle has an excellent 11AC model that was featured in the March 2008 issue of Backyard Flyer. Pat's Custom models has the short kit. And there is a new 28" Rubber Scale 11AC Chief kit by Dare Design
and Engineering of Cumberland, MD, kit #118FS. It lacks
side stringers and the windshield tubing isn't scale...
you need to move it to a scale location for the 11
series. One should also rework the nose to give the
pinched in look at the firewall and also cover the tail
so the rudder is faired into the tail better. It is
basically a mix of prewar and post war design features.
Aeronca Pre-War Chief--
Comet Rubber Scale kit
Aeronca K-- Model Aviation
August 1985 excellent plans..
Please note: Any
aircraft plan or kit from these plans for commercial use
must contact Jeff Fiscus for release. Email me for his
address. Also you must give credit to this website (I
love to see the counter go up!)
Scale documentation is found on this web site. If you need any detail photos, I'll run out to Othello airport and take them off of my Chief and post them here. OK, start cutting some balsa wood!
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|How was it to restore this Aeronca
Here's how 3286E found her wings again!
|I found a nice scale drawing for putting scale oleo landing gear on a Bud Nosen quarter scale 7AC Champ.. Go to the IMAAC web page and construction hints at|
|We all would like to see a nice award
winning Aeronca scale airplane win at the Nats! And to
see a good scale 11AC Chief model be the subject of a construction article for RCModeler or
Model Aviation or Model Airplane News... All the information you need is here for the asking!
Web page updated 10-24-1999, April 10, 2001, July 18,2001, Jan. 27th, 2002, Jan. 2004, March 2008