Mark Hansen's new .15 Carrier plane. Mark Hansen photo.
A different approach to .15 Carrier
EDITOR'S NOTE: Mark Hansen of Portland, Ore., has been working on an unusual airplane for .15 Navy Carrier. Below are his notes on the plane and more pictures.
- Engine: Enya 15 type III, made reverse rotation by rotating the front end 90 degrees counter clockwise, with standard carburetor, and exhaust gate. I purchased this engine for $9 including postage from eBay. So it is really a budget affair.
- Bellcrank: Brodak Roberts three-line with motion reduction.
- Lead Outs: Adjustable on ground, locked with set screw.
- Wing: All Balsa with 1/4" x3/8" spruce spar, held in place with two 10-32 nylon screws.
- Fuselage: Pod and boom (not a profile) with .187 carbon fiber tail boom, micarta engine mounts and fuselage doublers.
- Landing gear: Dural similar to those for a 35 size stunter.
- Wheels: 1.75" Don's Racing Wheels
- Prop: 7-4 Graupner, But any 7-4, or 7-5 reverse prop will do.
- Tank: 1.75 Fluid Ounce, Perfect replumbed to be uniflow and set on its end.
- Hook: Fixed to the aft-most extension of the tail boom.
- Paint: Sig Lite Coat, as the sanding sealer/and under coat, with Pactra Formual-U for the color. Applied by Airbrush thinned 25% with mineral spirits.
At the present time, the plane has not been test flown, so it's anybodies guess as to how it will perform. I have named it the "Orange-Crush", but in the event it is a failure, I will call it the Orange-Crash!
This page was upated April 12, 2011