Gemini

 

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Gemini  
by Ron de Chastel
from Aeroflyte (ref:161)
1978 
56in span
Tags: IC R/C LowWing
formers unchecked


Submitted to Outerzone: 28/03/2017
Outerzone planID: oz8569 | Filesize: 5293KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: DavidW

   

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Aeroflyte Gemini - Radio control sport and multi trainer, for .29 to .40 power.

Quote: - "Gemini is a medium sized aerobatic model that is designed for modern 4 channel radio equipment and .30 - .40 size engines. The original model was designed by Ron de Chastel of Brisbane, Australia and has been extensively flown in both two wheel and three wheel versions by both experienced fliers and beginners and its attarctive appearance, ease of construction and exceptional performance, in both low speed handling and high speed maneouvres, made this an ideal model for Aero-Flyte to produce in kit form. The exceptional low speed handling makes Gemini an ideal low wing trainer when fitted with a .30 engine, while a good .40 and a good pilot produce competition winniig performances..."

Hi, here are the kit plans and instruction sheet for the Aeroflyte Gemini. This is the original version as designed by Ron de Chastel, a well known aero modeller here in Australia, no longer with us. I built this version for a club mate back in the early 80s. It was the aileron trainer to go to back in the 70s and early 80s, after learning on the high wing 3 channel trainer the Aeroflyte Hustler, oz5795, plans also on Outerzone. I have recently seen this version flying at one of our local RC clubs finished as a tail dragger. I plan on building this version sometime in the next 12 months along with a couple of other Aeroflyte designs. Turtle deck formers 14, 15 and 17 do not appear on the plans, but any competent builder will have no problem working out the shapes. Cheers, DaveW.

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Steve was not going to the field Sunday, so he invited me over today. Steve still has the original kit box, so I included it in the pics [more pics 003-007]. Steve's Gemini has been fitted with an alloy undercarriage as he found the original wire gear was too short and with no new canopies available he has used a coca-cola PET bottle carved to shape to an acceptable effect. Power is a OS 40H RC from the late 70s as well.
DavidW - 13/04/2017
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