FIVE DAY BUILD! I call this the “ULTIMATE” Dime Scale model. Why is it the “ultimate”; it is not large in wing area, motor length or any other measurement? Well, the full scale Cessna 305 was flown on December 14th, 1949 – and our FAC Dime Scale rules have a cut-off date requiring the the full scale planes must have been built prior to December 31st, 1949. This may be the last eligible aircraft – hence the “Ultimate” (haha).
This design builds quick and light. For Dime Scale, I flattened the sides and bottom – very simple. All top and bottom cross pieces are provided to create the correct trapezoidal cabin shape. Even the color scheme of the 305 prototype is simple: Silver with black anti-glare panels and markings.
The plans and parts will be published int he next Cloudbusters newsletter, legalizing the new plan for FAC Dime.
Here are build photos and a crudely trimmed test flight. NOTE: the prop shown in the photos is NOT LEGAL for FAC Dime Scale is it is multi-piece wood construction. The video shows the model flying with a Peck 6″ prop (legal).
You can find the Short Kit HERE