Phoebus

 

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Phoebus  
by WI Barrett
from Aeromodeller
February 1970 
30in span
Tags: Glider F/F
all formers complete :)
got article :)


Submitted to Outerzone: 25/04/2017
Outerzone planID: oz8659 | Filesize: 154KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: DBHL, theshadow

   

About this Plan

Phoebus - Towline glider model.

Quote: - "This model was originally designed to meet the requirements of a competition in the writer's club ..limited the span to a maximum of 30 i9nches and a towline length of 50 feet. As a free flight scramble was also on the competition calendar, it was logical that the same design should do for both competitions, The requirements therefore came down to a tough, small model with easy trimming and a consistent performance. Teh construction was made simple in an attempt to attract some of the 'bricks on string' brigade to try their hand at free flight..."

Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.

ref DBHL-5254.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 03/05/2017: added article, thanks to RFJ.

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User comments

Built one of these the day the issue of Aeromodeller came out. It was finished by the weekend and flown then, it was three days from start to flight. I was attracted by the intricate wing design. As it said in the article, it was trimmed to just prevent stalling and the auto offset rudder took it well below the threshold. I flew it with a 100M towline and achieved some remarkably long flights.
RichMc - 05/05/2017
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