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by Gordon Murray
from Model Airplane News
August 1940 
44in span
Tags: IC F/F Cabin
formers incomplete :(

This plan was found online 22/03/2011 at:
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About this Plan

Later adapted and kitted by Keil Kraft as the Scorpion, the Answer had elliptical dihedral. KK made the wing less complex.
The Answer used unconventional Ritz Wing construction. KK went with traditional wing construction. This is a zipfile with both the plan and a full written article with build notes, a chapter from the book 'Air Age Gas Models'.


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Hi, I built one of these many years ago but from a Cambrian Models kit. I remember opening the box and not finding any wing ribs ! The wing is in fact built from an outline plate which is then soaked and bent over formers to get the correct shape and the gaps across the frame filled in with very thin ribs cut using a template. Mine was powered by a PAW 1cc diesel and flew very well. Eventually it was retired as oil stopped play. I still have that RITZ wing stored in my loft as it is a work of art. I now use electric power for most of the models I build . This plane would still be flying If modern brushless motors and lipo batteries had been available back in 96. I will try to find the photos of my Answer and sent them on. I did find some video which I posted on youtube at Just found the pics [see more pics 003, 004].
Pete - 21/04/2014
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