Erk (oz11482)


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Erk. Single channel radio control sport model.

Quote: "Full Size Fold-Out Plans! Johnny Bowmer's ERK. A lightweight radio control or free-flight for engines of up to 1cc. Easily built, shapely, economical.

THE Erk fills a gap in our present range of RC designs, for it is specifically intended as a tough, though light, single-channel small field flyer, for the smaller engines and RC units. Its control response is docile but it is by no means boring to fly. Erk, like its namesake, takes lots of punishment and comes back for more. Best of all, it is easy to trim and, although Johnny Bowmer did not set out to produce a beginner's special', his design is fully within the constructional capabilities of even a comparative novice.

The original model used a pulsed actuator (Septalette) with a pushrod to the rudder, but the fuselage is big enough to accept a wide range of standard single channel gear.

With the really small receivers and standard actuators, a little weight may be required in the nose and you may like to incorporate this in a beefed-up structure or alternatively you could use larger batteries.

Build Erk now and be ready for the start of the 1963 flying season, after all, its only a couple of months away!"

Quote: "Attached a plan of my very first RC plane in the 70's. It was rebuild with the remains of my father's previous model of 1964 circa. The model was underpowered with the original DC LTD Merlin 074 diesel. But re-enginered with Cox tee-dee .051 was a real bomb! Today could be updated with rudder and elevator and electric motor. Regards, Pit"

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Erk (oz11482) by John Bowmer from Model Aircraft 1963 - model pic

  • (oz11482)
    by John Bowmer
    from Model Aircraft
    February 1963 
    40in span
    IC R/C
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 27/08/2019
    Filesize: 912KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Pit

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