Dazzler (oz12649)

 

Dazzler (oz12649) by John Palmer from Great Planes 1998 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Dazzler. Radio control sport model. Wingspan 48 in, wing area 578 sq in, for .32 - .40 engines.

Discontinued kit from Great Planes, see http://www.greatplanes.com/discontinued/gpma0480.php

Quote: "Dazzler delivers unlimited fun on a limited budget. As a Sunday sport plane for practicing aerobatics, or for use in club 'fun-fly' events, the Great Planes Dazzler can't be beat! This nimble model cuts costs - for example, it performs very well with an economical 'bushing' .40 engine - but doesn't cut corners when it comes to flying excitement. For the impatient pilot, the Dazzler features a low number of lightweight, all-wood parts and straightforward construction that speeds assembly. Hatches in the fuselage provide convenient, easy access to the fuel tank and radio gear. And with its compact size, the Dazzler can easily be transported to the field in a small car in one piece.

Control surfaces are twice the normal size, for added maneuverability. Nearly symmetrical airfoil and oversized control surfaces provide amazing 'snap' for rocketing rolls and other wild aerobatics. Dual aileron servos speed up response while also reducing flutter. Includes pre-bent, taildragger landing gear, photo-illustrated instructions and a 'Dazzler' name decal for the wing.

All of these great features, along with its low price, make the Dazzler the perfect choice for pilots wanting an all-wood plane for 'low-risk' aerobatics."

Note also see 1999 E-zone article re electric conversion by Ron Farkas at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?184665-The-Dazzler-from-Great-Planes

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Instructions. Complete, 20 pages.

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Dazzler (oz12649) by John Palmer from Great Planes 1998 - model pic

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  • (oz12649)
    Dazzler
    by John Palmer
    from Great Planes
    1998 
    48in span
    IC R/C Kit
    clean :)
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 30/11/2020
    Filesize: 962KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Balsaworkbench

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