Fleetwon (oz12692)

 

Fleetwon (oz12692) by Bob Peru from Air Trails Annual 1960 - plan thumbnail

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Fleetwon. Control line combat model. For K&B .35 engine.

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Quote: "Fleetwon. East Coast Control Line Combat Model, by Bob Peru.

After the smoke clears away and the tattered streamers and balsa chips are swept from the combat circle, do you wonder what happened? Did your ship perform like a lead balloon? Well, wait 'til next time. That next combat ship has to be simple, easily built, low in cost, have red-hot performance and be expendable.

Fleetwon was designed with these requirements in mind. It has no fancy frills, just the bare essentials. It utilizes standard size wood and can be built in four or five hours. A minimum amount of wood is needed for its construction, a 'must' since the price of balsa has recently increased. The design is a compromise all around, truly a happy medium. Though some smaller ships may be slightly faster their maneuverability suffers. Larger ships may turn a bit tighter but their speed suffers. This flying wing design behind a hot .35 engine will leave little to be desired in the performance department.

The K&B .35 engine was used with great success on original models but since you may use a different engine, be sure to balance model at spar by shifting engine along bearers to get proper mounting location. The correct CG location is most important on any flying wing model so do not depart from CG range as shown on plans. A forward CG position will make model sluggish in tight turns while rearward CG will make model very sensitive. If a .19 engine is to be used the engine bearers should be

Use firm light wood throughout construction of Fleetwon. Final weight should be about 18-20 oz. This gives the model a light wing loading of 5 oz/100 sq in. This low figure permits speeds in excess of 80 mph and red hot maneuverability. For best results do not depart from construction shown on plans, be sure structure is square, warped wings made an inch longer so that engine weight may be shifted forward to get proper balance."

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Fleetwon (oz12692) by Bob Peru from Air Trails Annual 1960 - model pic

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  • (oz12692)
    Fleetwon
    by Bob Peru
    from Air Trails Annual
    1960 
    38in span
    IC C/L
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 26/11/2020
    Filesize: 550KB
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    Credit*: theshadow

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