Design by Carl Hock

Back in a earlier time period for model aviation Lou Roberts published a nice 1/2A control line profile biplane plan in Flying Models Magazine. When Carl happened across that article he immediately saw the potential for a current day radio control model. Scaled up a bit from the original plan and substituting foam for sheet balsa he derived the Mini-E-Bipe. It has a wing span of 20 inches and a flying weight of 4.7 ounces. It is a great model for smaller flying sites and depending on the venue can be flown indoors.

Present here is the plan package as drawn by the designer Carl Hock. Two versions of the Mini-E-Bipe are provided. One is a lighter weight model that is suitable for indoor flying and the other is just slightly heavier for outdoor flying. In keeping with the heritage of the design, and as a bonus he has also included a control line version of the Mini-E-Bipe. All together there three plan and corresponding part template packiages.

To make sure the plan package can be printed on all generally available printers it has been set up to print on 8 1/2 by 14 inch sheets of paper (U.S. Legal Size). The plan packages are set up to create a full size plan from legal size sheets that are taped together. The part packages are set up to allow fill size part templates to be created from keyed printed pages. It is important to note that you should have any print scaling (print to fit printer margins for example) turned off when printing the content of the provided Adobe PDF file. Click here to download the indoor RC plan(384 kb), click here to download the indoor RC part templates(314 kb), click here for the outdoor RC plan (228 kb), click here for the outdoor RC part templates (356 kb), click here to download the CL plan(218 kb), and click here to download the CL part templates(241 kb).


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All drawing not identified as coming from another source copyright 2002-2016, Paul Bradley, All rights reserved

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