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Looking for plans for "HOOKER" RCM Oct 1981

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Old 11-18-2013, 10:51 AM
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Question Looking for plans for "HOOKER" RCM Oct 1981

I know all about RCM, and their bad problems... so I am asking you fellas if anyone has a set of plans for the Hooker. I would like a copy, or your set if you are done with them. I don't worry too much about RCM getting worked up over a copy, since they are non-existent these days.

Sure wish someone could find out the truth about RCM and buy the business so we can all get our plans again! (Wishful thinking)

ANYWAY... I need a plan until then.
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:15 PM
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You're talking about the Chuck Cunningham "Hooker". It was a great plane and I think they were in the .40 size.

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Old 11-19-2013, 03:53 PM
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Yes, that's the one.
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:19 PM
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I had one reduced to a .20 size. Best flying "Stick" type of plane I've ever had, I need to build another. I still have the wing, the rest was destroyed while doing slow rolls about 10 ft off the runway, for some unexplainable reason I pulled up while inverted. SMACK!

Anyway, if you're a little handy at scratch building, you can enlarge this with one of the photo printing software packages.

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Old 11-24-2013, 09:05 AM
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Red_Jeepster, Have you found a set of plans yet? If not, I have the plans and building instructions for the Hooker. That was the last set of plans I ordered from RCM, right before they went off the deep end. Let me know if you still need them.

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Old 11-27-2013, 07:38 AM
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I sure do. Care to make a deal?
I am truly bummed about the apparent demise of RCM Plans. I know the elderly woman was running the business, and it may be that she has passed away or some other health condition has caused her to abandon the service. It sure would be great to contact family of hers to find out the answer. Maybe then someone could procure the business and begin again.
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just ran across this form, I too are looking for a set of the Hooker plans.
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:31 PM
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You may find this more "buildable"
These are full size, scanned at 343% enlargement
from the magazine.
(The printed 6" scale bar measures 1.75" so
6 divided by 1.75 = 3.4285714 but I
rounded off at 343% due to scanner
software limitations).
"Print to fit" will get it back to letter size, or print
little tiles and tape them all together, or plot it out as is at 100%.
(2 big sheets, tape together down the middle)
Seam will match as well as the reduced plans did.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:30 PM
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thanks to Russmall I have a set of plans and build instructions, I have a short kit on order from eureka aircraft and I will try to do a build report as I go. hope I can figure out how to add pictures. after the Hooker build I will start on a "not for sale"
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Old 12-11-2013, 05:16 PM
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Well I have the Hooker plans (need to get started on it) , But I have built and flown a Not For Sale and can say its one of my favorites
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I have owned 3 Hookers over the years (3 different sizes). The wing will flutter and explode if it is overpowered. The fix is to sheet the first 2 bays on each side of the centerline. When you build the wing, hold onto the wingtips and see how easy it is to twist. The plastic coverings will not give it the strength it needs. I just sheeted over the top of the ribs, and it took care of the problem. Another thing to watch out for is low speed landings in a crosswind. It will tip stall to the downwind wing. Not fatal , but unnerving till you catch on. Having said all this, it is really a great model that I will recommend to everyone.
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:18 AM
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Thanks to a friend, I now have the drawings, and they do look just as good as I hoped. I am considering a foam-core wing, fully sheeted which would help avoid the flutter Sideport mentioned. Well, in theory anyway
I can cut cores with my old wire cutter, or find suitable ones online. Which brings me to my next Q. Who is cutting cores now? Who stocks cores. I remember ACE Wing cores from years back.
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Red;

I used balsa sheeted foam wings and stab on mine. I also didn't care much for the thick airfoil so I borrowed a more traditional foil from a set of pattern plane plans I had on hand.No wing flutter here. I cut my own cores so I don't know who sells them these days.[ATTACH=CONFIG]1946977[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]1946978[/ATTACH]
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Russ, I liked the looks of that one from the git-go when you sent me those pics! Maybe you're onto something there with the change of the airfoil.
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These folks show a foam wing....

http://www.eurekaaircraft.com/plan_kits/hooker.htm

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Old 12-13-2013, 05:24 AM
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Thanks SBD! I knew about them having other stuff. I bought my foam cores for my Ultra Sport from Eureka, but didn't think to check them. Their offerings can get a guy to start planning LOADS of planes to build!
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:26 AM
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Hi, Laser Design Services sells a short kit of the hooker in the 60 size and Lazer Works-Engraving and Design sells a 60 size short kit and a 40 size short kit.

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