Super Tailwind W-9L (oz1078)
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Super Tailwind W-9L. Scale gas model for Cox .049 motor.
Quote: "Steve Wittman's racing and pleasure planes have been done more than many of the standards. However, each modification or derivation of one of his planes demands a new flying scale version - here we have his Super as scale free-flighter.
Of all the homebuilders in aviation today, no one is as well known as Steve Wittman for both racing and pleasure craft. This luster is not only due to the terrific performance he achieves but also to the many innovations he originates, such as the Cessna spring gear used so widely today. It would seem each time this man gets the bug to build a new ship he ends up with another advancement for aviation. To my mind his latest ship is such an advance. It brings together all the skill and know-how of this artisan in clean and simple beauty.
Steve Wittman has built a number of aircraft besides his racing ships. They have been two to four-place airplanes. Each has filled a need in his activities. One by one they were replaced due to changes in his requirements until today the Super Tailwind, model W-9L, has arrived. The ship's predecessors include the original Buttercup, Big X, and a couple of Tailwinds. Each deserve a spot in the Wittman story.
This latest, W-9L Super Tailwind, is tops in performance and looks. Just a few facts will show you what I mean. Maximum speed 200 mph plus; Cruising speed 175 mph @ 75% power; Stalling speed 55 to 65 mph according to power setting; Rate of climb 2,000 ft per min; Takeoff run 400 ft or less; Service ceiling 20,000 ft plus. All this on a 165 hp four cylinder engine mounted on a 9 ft 10 in fuselage with a set of 10 ft wings. When ready to go some 600 to 700 miles in 3 to 4 hrs, she weighs a gross 1,450 lb. That's traveling.
The model can perform as well as the prototype if reasonable care is used during its.construction. So just keep, your eye on those lines and here we go for some real free flight scale fun and thrills..."
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Super Tailwind W-9L
by Victor Harden
from Model Airplane News
Scale IC F/F Cabin Civil
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