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A build inspired by Noel Rozelle's "Joy Stick"

Old 01-08-2015, 03:38 AM
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Default A build inspired by Noel Rozelle's "Joy Stick"

So I have been removed from this hobby for far too long. My re-newed interest sparked some memories of aircraft I wanted to build in my late teens and early twenties. One of which is a 1/2A ship designed by Noel Rozelle and featured in the April 1975 issue of RCM Magazine. The Joy Stick is a great first build, simplistic, strong, good looks too!
I have a OS Max .20 left over from my early days and decided to scale up Mr. Rozelle's design for this motor. I was able to find the magazine on Ebay
and along with plans I found on Outerzone, http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=1342 shortly after, I began lengthening, widening, strengthening and so forth. This build quickly took a direction I didn't anticipate....If any interest is shown, I'll continue with this thread.


Thanks for reading,
Max
Old 01-13-2015, 03:29 PM
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Looks interesting, so im watching. I remember this plane when it appeared in RCM. It was later offered in a kit. I remember that cause I wanted one. I believe there was a super joy stick also, cant remember what size that was.


EDIT: There was a super joy stick, here is one that was for sale.http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1959661

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Old 01-13-2015, 06:18 PM
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Thanks for the reply vicrider. The Super was the one I was looking for, wasn't sure if actually existed. Super Duper for a .60 was another I found. Attached are screenshots of CAD files I've produced thru the design progression. #1 is the basic Joy Stick stretched a bit, #2 has a little more form and #3 is closer to my final design. Some length was taken out of both nose and tail moments for a fuselage length of 31-1/8" I also increased the wing chord to 8-5/8" for the aileron stock to fit better.The span is 42",target weight 48 oz or less. More to come...
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Old 01-14-2015, 11:54 AM
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That looks great. One thing that surprised me while looking at the original joystick was that it was rudder and elevator.
Old 01-14-2015, 03:24 PM
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Going through my junk in the cellar a few weeks ago, I came upon my Joystick that I had built and flown almost 40 years ago. It was powered by a TD.051 and was fast. It was a rudder and elevator machine and had a lot of dihedral. To turn it, you gave it rudder and then elevator. No elevator, no turn. It's still in good shape but needs re-covering. I've thought about electrifying it, but it would need ailerons. My buddy built one with ailerons and less dihedral using a pressurized TD. A great first build from plans.
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Mr.Mulligan, I'm sure that was a fast plane! Sometimes I think I should have stayed with the more simplistic design of the Joy Stick! I'm too far into it now, and have the look I want. Plus I'm having a blast learning as I go. The resources available on the web are just tremendous, gathering as much as I can. Attached are a few more shots.
Tail section and, although unfinished, the wing plan. Some of the design may come together during construction such as aileron servo, pushrod routing, etc. But I think I have enough to start cutting balsa.
Thanks again to all those viewing,
Max
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:21 PM
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Going through some other stuff today, I found the plans for the 1/2A version plus templates I made for the parts. Very tempting for a fresh build.

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