Light My Fire 40 (oz13419)
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Light My Fire. Radio control sport aerobatic model for .25 to 45 engines. Wingspan 59 in, wing area 634 sq in.
Note this seems (see comments) to be a straight copy of the Trainer 40 (oz12744) originally designed by Joe Bridi. But this one here has had the title block butchered. Of dubious merit.
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User commentsChange the wing tip shape, add 1 rib for each wing and you will have the RCM Trainer 40. Rudder shape is the signature of Joe Bridi's design style. It looks like an Uncle Willie's variation on theme.
Pit - 06/11/2021
I don't think it's an Uncle Willies plan. Uncle Willie (no longer with us) tended to "improve" the plans to include needed items like the WHOLE wing instead of just half. This plan seems to be the kit version of the Bridi Trainer 40, later sold by Great Planes, slightly different from the RCM plan. Somebody changed the title, probably fearing copyright problems, who knows. Great drawing of the K&B 40 though, at one time be most popular engine available. Mine was the best running engine I ever had, but I ran it so much I eventually just wore it out. I bought another one only to find out they had made changes, and it was a piece of crap. When something that works is improved, it doesn't work as well. Murphy.
Doug Smith - 06/11/2021
Well spotted Doug, it looks identical to Great Planes Trainer 40-oz12744. Note the bad whitened wheels...
Pit - 06/11/2021
When it comes to model airplane plans, it seems that shoddily disguised plagiarism is the sincerest form of flattery.
RC Yeager - 06/11/2021
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