Chief

 

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Chief  
by Bill Dean
from Keil Kraft
1950 
64in span
Tags: Glider F/F Cabin
all formers complete :)


This plan was found online 24/03/2011 at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1265873&page=66
Outerzone planID: 9 | Filesize: 547KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: planeman, jfkitson

   

About this Plan

KK Chief - A2 Nordic class towline glider, 64in span.

Quote from kit instructions: - "The CHIEF is an advanced contest design to the A-2 Nordic specification. Good looks combined with outstanding performance were the main object in mind when the model began to take shape on the drawing board. Three features which were felt to be essential were as follows: - plug-in wings, for ease of transport, 'knock-off-ability' in crashes and good lines. An auto rudder, to ensure that whilst the model went up straight on the line, a turning flight would result when it was released. A safe, reliable and easy to build dethermaliser. These features are all to be found on the model, together with the structural strength necessary to stand up to the strains of towing up in all weathers. In spite of the graceful contours, the construction of this plane has been kept as simple as possible. The basic framework is built up from 1/8in square - formers being added top and bottom. The only tools needed are a packet of steel pins, a pair of long nosed pliers, a fretsaw, sandpaper and plenty of razor blades. Use the single edge type or one of the more popular two edge type broken in half. A KK balsa knife is preferred to razor blades by many modellers and is certainly much safer, Protect the plans by placing greaseproof paper over them. Cut out the sheet parts only as you need them - to avoid damage or loss. The back of an old hacksaw blade is useful as a straight edge when cutting along straight lines on the printed balsa sheets."

Supplementary files

Item 1: Formers. All the printwood formers for the Chief, thanks to jfkitson. Item 2: Instructions. Original printed instructions to build and fly the Chief. 5 pages.

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User comments

The full instructions for the KK Chief are online here http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=11292336&postcount=19 posted by patmcc.
SteveWMD - 01/12/2012
Hi. I built this Chief from a kit my The Vintage Model Company. Specifications: New weight: 31oz. ( free flight original 14 1/2oz.). Wing loading: 8.66oz/sqft, (free flight original 4.05oz/sqft). Still good. Motor: 960Kv 480 brushless outrunner. ESC: Eflite 30amp Pro. Propeller: 10x6 Graupner CAM Folding Prop. Receiver: Spektrum AR6115e Servos: Hitec HS65HB x 2, or similar. Battery: 2200mAh 11.1v 3S Li-Po. Covering: White Airspan, (nose area covered with Solartex). [See more pics 004]
DavidW - 03/12/2013
I lost a KK Chief from a place called 'The Coppice', which overlooked Accrington Stanley Football club. Must have been about 1958, and had taken me months to save up for. I was having trouble trimming her, so left the DT off. Got sucked away in a massive thermal, never to be seen again. Looks like I will be downloading the Chief from Outerzone over the next few months and having a go at bungee launching. RC of course.
MalcolmJ - 27/09/2016
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