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by Vic Smeed
from Aeromodeller
September 1952
30in span
Tags: IC F/F Cabin
:) all formers complete

This plan was found online 30/12/2012 at:
A backup copy has been saved as:
PlanID: 3841 | Filesize: 308KB
Credit*: hogal
Format:  •PDFvector •CADfile
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  Cherub - completed model photomore pics (2)
Plan file details:
Cherub - Quote: "Next the Cherub presented in the September 1952 Aeromodeller. Now let me wax lyrically about this design by Vic Smeed. I built one a few years ago and fitted a Banks 0.4cc Mills replica in it. It was a beautiful combination. One of those that gets slung in the car with a can of fuel and performs faultlessly at every outing. Old Warden, Middle Wallop and Barkston, it flew at all the top venues and never once disgraced itself. It is truly a lovely craft. With the designed Mills 0.75 I believe it would be over powered and nose heavy, stick with something small and reap the rewards. Oil finally got to mine after nearly 5 years and lord knows how many cans of fuel. As with all my drawings they are but CAD tracings from a scan of the original article. Remember always measure twice before even thinking of cutting. If you notice a mistake please drop me a line so I can rectify it."

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CAD file:
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User Comments:
The chord of the wing on the plan is smaller than the rib size and the rib shown on the fuselage side view.
KD - 13/05/2014
Hi, Built this for a club contest and flew it for years after with a DC Merlin up front. On a still evening, 3" of coiled fuel pipe for a tank, it would spiral up to 30' then spiral down to land within a few feet of the launch spot. A lovely little flyer! Cheers,
Chuck - 26/06/2014
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