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Hunter. Radio control sport aerobatic model, for 5.5 - 7.5 cc engines.
Quote: "Brand: Olympic. Name: Hunter. Semi-scale model aircraft for aerobatics.
Semi-scale reproduction of the well-known English jet fighter 'Hawker Hunter', it was conceived and produced for the RC flight enthusiast who, having acquired the necessary experience with a training model aircraft, wants to have a vehicle capable of correctly performing all the at competitive level, without however incurring the high costs of the size and regulation rule acrobatic model. The particular techniques adopted in the design phase make it a model with an extremely clean flight and very low landing speed.
Easy and pleasant construction
The structure of the Hunter is the classic completely in balsa wood with plywood reinforcements. Cassette fuselage, ribbed wing with torsion-resistant front body, rudders in balsa-covered strips on both sides. During the design phase, unnecessary complications were carefully avoided, which lengthen and make assembly difficult without bringing real benefits, to the benefit of the fun and the reduction of construction times, which are estimated at around 25-30 hours of pleasant pastime. According to the ability and availability of equipment, the model maker will be able to finish the structure with the classic method with Modelspan paper and paper tensioner, followed by a painting, or with a coating in Oracover shrinkable plastic material. The radio control system is easily accessible through the large compartment under the wing, which can be dismantled for transport. The front landing gear is swiveling and, as an interesting option, the model can be converted into a seaplane with the purchase of a special float kit.
In its essentiality, the Hunter is of little pretension from the point of view of the radio control. The minimum requirements call for a 4-channel transmitter, a 4-channel receiver and 4 standard servos. However, nothing prevents you from installing more sophisticated radio controls.
The model has been designed to fly correctly with a 2-stroke petrol engine with a displacement of between 5.5 and 6.5 cubic centimeters, with preference for the larger displacement only when used as a seaplane, or electric power propulsion around 500 watts. It is not recommended to install excessive powers in order not to run into control problems. In the case of installation of the electric propulsion, the model maker will have to take care of the necessary modifications to the structure.
---> Steering Rudder with Front Swivel Wheel
---> Depth Rudder
Assembly box content:
---> Ribs, fuselage sides, side members, neat die-cut
---> Pre-printed vertical drawbar
---> Entry and exit edges, reinforcement strips of various sections
---> Main trolley in harmonic steel
---> Front adjustable trolley
---> Cabin canopy in thermoformed celluloid
---> Accessories and small details
---> Wooden punched reinforcements
---> Tank and spinner
---> Self-adhesive decals
---> Construction drawing and assembly instructions in Italian
---> Wingspan mm. 1410
---> Length mm. 1050
---> Wing surface sq.m. 32.2
---> Weight in flight order gr. 1800 - 2200
---> Displacement Internal combustion engine 5.5 - 7.5 cc.
---> Electric motor power 500 Watt
---> Wing load max. gr / dmq. 56 - 68"
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Note photo of completed Olympic Hunter model (main pic) posted by uwmadness was found online at https://www.baronerosso.it/forum/aeromodellismo-progettazione-e-costruzione/248926-hunter-olympic.html with thanks to Pit for the link - which is a build thread (in Italian) with some good pics of the construction.
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