The Answer - Free flight gas model. The design uses unconventional Ritz Wing construction.
Quote: - "Build this dual purpose National record holder - it can be flown in either Class A or B Contests ...Performance? The first day 'The Answer' was flown it gave evidence of superior performance. It was entered in the Metropolitan Model Airplane Council and despite the lack of thermals the little ship turned in an average of 1:50 to take top honours. Under daily flying conditions, with better weather, it has several times done over five minutes. The design of the ship has proven extremely adaptable to various clases. When scaled up 1-1/2 times The Answer proved to be fully as fine a performer as a class C ship, establishing an officially timed average of 8:36 with a Dennymite.
...the wing used on the Answer is conceded to be the secret of the entire ship: it combines high lift with a maximum of efficiency. Say what you will, it has been proved to the staisfaction of the most critical builder that this wing really 'has the stuff'. Once you have built one, you too will be intrigued by the possibilities and will probably be trying this type of wing on other models... "
This plan and article also appeared (was reprinted) in the book 'Air Age Gas Models' see RCLibrary pages at http://rclibrary.co.uk/title_details.asp?ID=1040
Update 17/06/2017: I am reshuffling this listing around so the original pages from MAN will be the primary plan, and the redrawn version will be a supplement.
Update 17/06/2017: Added rescaled plan (original 1940 version) thanks to fizzlestik.
Article pages, thanks to RFJ.
Alternate plan version (later redraw).
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