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by Ken Willard
from Model Airplane News
August 1961 
32in span
Tags: IC R/C Racer
all formers complete :)
got article :)

This plan was found online 07/06/2011 at:
Outerzone planID: oz1184 | Filesize: 375KB | Format: • PDFbitmap • PDFvector | Credit*: rchopper56, Ralph B


About this Plan

The Scorcher - RC gas model. 1/2A pylon racer. Holland Hornet power. Note this file contains the full size plan of the Scorcher (raster), and also vector tiles at 8" x 10.5".

Quote: - "Been thinking about R/C pylon racing? If so our top small R/C man has come up with a real 1/A hot-rod. Reports filtering from West coast say it really moves..."

The Scorcher is a modification of the Gasser design (from MAN June 1959 see oz2505) reduced for a smaller engine, with certain appearance requirements intended to enhance the interest in the new proposed 1/2A pylon racing class.

Update 29/09/2016: article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

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Almost 60 years ago I flew and enjoyed Ken Willard's "Gasser" design as a very hot rudder only model, powered (very adequately!) by a Cox .15 Special. When it came to looking for a model for a recent build off, my Outerzone search came up with the Gasser's little brother, the Scorcher, and I decided that an electric version of this would be fun. This version has a 120 watt outrunner and 3S lipo, is built exactly as per plan apart from the addition of a spruce spar in the 8% thick wing and a change to a bolt on wing, weighs just 16 ounces. Covering is document laminating film under heavyweight Modelspan tissue to produce a very stiff airframe [more pics 005, 006]. The model really lives up to its name and really "scorches" around, being as aerobatic as any rudder/elevator/throttle model can be expected to be.
Sundancer - 12/05/2017
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