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Avro Lancaster (38.2″) – Plan & Article

SKU: RC2255 Category: Tag:

Plan & Article for this PSS design by Gordon Studley and Martin Gay, who offer up their small 1:32nd scale model of the famous WW2 four-engine heavy bomber.

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  • Name: Avro Lancaster
  • Model type: PSS glider (optional twin electric)
  • Scale: 1:32
  • Designed by: Martin Gay & Gordon Studley
  • Wingspan: 970mm (38.19”)
  • Length: 660mm (25.98”)
  • C of G: 49-54mm back from L.E.
  • Suggested motors: 2 x HyperFlight MM1908-2050 w/rear mount
  • Functions (servos): Ailerons (2), Elevator (1), Optional ESCs for throttle

Control Throws

  • Ailerons: 10mm up, 6mm down
  • Elevator: 7mm up, 7mm down
    (All measurements taken from the trailing edges)

Full Description

A simple solid wing design of 97cm span, of approximately 1:32 scale, that may be laminated up utilising balsa pieces from the workshop scraps bin! The fuselage was designed around a vertical central keel, with the option of sheeting/planking with 2.5mm balsa or alternatively infilling with blue foam. The plan shows three different versions of the aircraft allowing the builder to construct either the standard aircraft, the Dambuster version or the Grand Slam bomber.

“It was surprisingly agile, with a good speed range, whilst remaining controllable at all times”

Flying:- The plan shows the calculated CG at 49-54mm from the leading edge. After test flying, this was adjusted to 56mm from the L.E. However, the designer likes his slope soaring models to be responsive, so start with it around the 52-53mm range. The model test flew at Westbury, in Wiltshire, on the steep Bratton slope in winds of about 12mph. The model has subsequently flown at a PSSA event on the Great Orme, Llandudno in winds up to 35mph with great success. This is where the flying photos were kindly taken by Phil Cooke. It was surprisingly agile, with a good speed range, whilst remaining controllable at all times. It would even perform non-scale manoeuvres such as loops and rolls.

Link to purchase the electric setup:

Plan RC2255 Laser Cut Wood Pack WPRC2255 Additional Wood Pack AWPRC2255 Short Kit (Set) SETRC2255

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