Talon. Radio control sailplane. Wingspan 50 in, area 310 sq in.
Discontinued kit from Bob Martin. Note this design was also kitted as the Dynaflite Talon (also discontinued) see supplement plan file. The 2 plans are essentially identical apart from the title block and credits.
Quote: "Hand-launch sailplane for thermal or slope flying. Flat wing with ailerons for ultimate maneuverability. Rugged, lightweight balsa/ply construction. Optional V-tail version.
Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the Dynaflite Talon. While the Talon is not necessarily an advanced glider, it is intended for modelers with some previous R/C building and flying experience. Due to its flat wing and relatively thin airfoil, the Talon is quite maneuverable and penetrates well, so it is at home either on the slopes or the breezy planes.
The unique fuselage construction yields an interesting triangular cross section that builds rapidly and is pleasing to look at. This instruction manual also shows you how to build both the conventional straight-tail version or the V-tail version. We hope you enjoy building and flying your Dynaflite Talon..."
Update 26/08/2018: added article from Spanish magazine RC Model, issue 1990/109. Also article on building tricks from Slope Soaring News, May 1989 (pgs 4-7). Both thanks to alcalaino.
Kit manual (Dynaflite) complete 24 pages, thanks to D_Dawg.
Alternate plan scan, from the Dynaflite kit.
Articles: RCModel (Spanish); Slope Soaring News.
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