Dongus (oz10016)


Dongus (oz10016) by Don Pinkert, Gus Johnson 1961 - plan thumbnail

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Dongus. Control line combat model. 30-1/2 inch span for 2.5 to 3.5 cc power.

Quote: "THE NEAR DOMINATION by numbers of 'wing' type combat models is in itself a challenge to design talent. Add to that the many years of control-line experience of Americans Don Pinckert and Gus Johnson and what should come up but a model with a tailplane!

This is no ordinary model. It screeches around behind a fast Fox 201, Veco or ETA 19 and is popularly known locally as the Razor Blade Eater or anti-oil-burner. Tough, with built-in fail-safe features and a degree of manoeuvrability at high speed that matches the tail-less birds, Dongus is a type that many are looking for, and we expect to see loads of them at the Nationals.

The simplicity of construction permits quick replacement - though, in actual fact, it bounces off most prangs with impunity. It depends on the individual building it, of course, as to how tough the Dongus becomes. Silk, Nylon or Terylene covering make for extra strength and the structure permits plenty of dope without warps.

Standard average speed of Dongus prototypes using K-K Methanex 30 per cent Nitro and Standard 3 per cent. mixed in equal parts, is 86 mph, which is faster than most of the opposition. A fleet of them will be in full operation by the newly-formed FASTE (First all speed team - Europe) in the coming season..."

Dongus, Aeromodeller, February 1961.

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Dongus (oz10016) by Don Pinkert, Gus Johnson 1961 - model pic

  • (oz10016)
    by Don Pinkert, Gus Johnson
    from Aeromodeller
    February 1961 
    31in span
    IC C/L
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 21/04/2018
    Filesize: 518KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Circlip, RFJ
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