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Aerobic. Peter Miller's 1/4A fun fly from the November 1993 Radio Modeller.
Quote: "Aerobic. Are you feeling lucky, punk! Right, who out there's got the nerves to build Peter Miller's mini Fun-fly for indoor aeros at the ME Exhibition?
When I first introduced the American Competition Fun Fly model into this country I was amazed at the incredibly small area needed for aerobatics. My mind started clicking (and it wasn't Deathwatch beetle as suggested by some of the club members). Would a smaller version be able to fly aerobatics indoors?
For various reasons the idea was shelved until Christmas '91 when I was looking for something to build. Christmas morning and the idea rose to the surface. One week later the model was complete.
The concept is a. model that will fly slowly but with very fast control response, it is roughly a scaled down Fan Dancer for .020 engines. Originally it was designed for the TD.010 but, that to being a little over weight and large, performance was marginal. I had foreseen this possibility and so provision was made for screwing on a TD .020.
The .020 is a little too powerful but fitting the prop backwards will help; the model will also fly with the PeeWee. I have not got round to trying to fly indoors, someone else can have the honour of achieving what will be a 'World First'!
Construction: Construction is simple and easy - well, there is so little of it that it can't be anything else! Cut out all the wing ribs and the centre pod. The tip ribs are soft 3/32 sheet, the centre four ribs are medium to hard 1/16 sheet, the rest are raft 1/16 sheet. The pod is medium 1/4 in sheet. If you now cut out the engine mount and soft 1/2 in sheet side blocks you will have a complete kit of parts.
The four centre ribs and the pod need holes cut for the various leads as shown on the plan; further lightening holes can be cut to save a little weight. Use large bore sharpened tubes for this..."
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Note see also the very useful online review of the Aerobic 020 kit, by Trevor Hewson at http://www.bartonhewsons.uk/home/modelfly...
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