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Raider. FAI power model.
Quote: "Slick Developments. Joe Bilgri's 'Raider'. Vintage FAI Power. Drawing by Dennis Phelan. Date: Aug 20, 2009."
Update 24/10/2021: Added article, thanks to RFJ.
Quote: "Superb PAI design by an ardent competitor. Takes a .15, spans 60 in. FAI Raider, by Joe Bilgri.
If you have ever been bitten by the European fever bug, the Raider could be the model that will help you win a place on the FAI Power team. Eliminations for the 1960 and '61 teams are scheduled to take place in the Spring and Fall of the year, so this design should see lots of use. it can also be used in Class A Free-Flight contests.
Do not wait until the last minute to build this model. In a ten flight elimination contest, you must know your model and engine well enough, so that every flight is made with the engine running at peak rpm's with engine runs of not less than 14 seconds. This can be accomplished through extensive test flying, and once you have mastered this, the Raider will take care of the rest. (Providing of course you are fortunate enough to stay away from downdrafts.)
With an Olympic .15 well tuned, it will easily do over the necessary three minutes. One of the main downfalls of many modelers is that they try to fly too many events, and this seems to hurt the FAI Power event fliers the most. If you spend too much time flying the other events, you get too rushed to know your engine and timer well enough under the pressure of competition. I have second and third place finishes in the Power Semi-Finals to prove it - so profit from my errors.
In building the Raider, use ample cement on all joints, for weight is no object. While it might seem like there is a lot of wood in the fuselage, the cross section is small..."
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by Joe Bilgri
from Flying Models
IC F/F Pylon
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