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Joker. Radio control sport model. Wingspan 910 mm, for 1/2A power.
Quote (through Google translate): "Joker was born a long time ago, in 1976 to be precise. I had read some articles on 1/2A in US magazines that year and I thought that this category would excite the French. I designed and built a first prototype during the winter of 1976, it flew and showed that a model of this category does not have to be loaded at dm2. Indeed, out of the workshop at 450 g, it was very pleasant but at more than 520 g it was unmovable! The model as designed flew fast but above all landed quickly and therefore required precise piloting with a ground contact, as smooth as possible because, it had no gear. The final model had to be more solid, fly more slowly, and allow a more important wing load.
The second prototype was born in 1982 and used all the lessons learned from his older brother. One of the essential goals being that Joker would serve as a 'half-time' or 'relaxation pose' to pilots who master a winged model. He had to be able to go further, for experienced pilots who want to break the baton in reverse flight, for example... "
Joker, MRA, January 1985.
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Article in French, thanks to RFJ.
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