Royal Coachman - radio control gas model, with OS Max .15 power. The design has a fully sheeted wing for extra toughness.
Update 05/07/2012: Added full-size plan, courtesy of 50+AirYears.
Quote: "There are several ways to discourage a beginner in this hobby and sport - one is to start him out with a ship that takes forever to build, the second is to provide him with a radio system that takes a decade of tinkering to keep in working condition long enough to get to the field.
It has long been this writer's opinion that the ideal combination for the newcomer to R/C would be a ship that could be built in one weekend at a minimum of expense, that would be inherently much stronger than the average model, and that would utilize a maximum of six channels of control.
The Royal Coachman is all of these things - a model that can be completed (less paint) in two evenings, is rugged enough to withstand the initial pilot errors, and designed for rudder and elevator control (motor is optional, we didn't use it) with a six channel reed rig. The author has long felt that the six channel rig offers the beginner the most for the money and will give him many, many months of flying pleasure - with maximum performance and reliability. Our prototype utilized the new Controlaire 6 which can be purchased for $100 and will last until you are ready for the additional controls offered by a ten chan-nel rig or one of the new proportional systems. We purposely designed this model to accommodate two Annco, or Royal servos - both were utilized in the prototype.
A Cox Medallion .09 was used for power and subsequent flight tests proved the Royal Coachman to be an outstanding multi trainer that can be handled by the tyro with an absolute minimum of dual instruction from a more experienced club member... "
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