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Scooter. Free flight power model.
Quote: "A screaming climb and safe, stable, flights accent this novel model for A/2 power. A nifty little free-flight. Scooter, by Claude McCullough.
Scooter is a novel departure from conventional pylon models. The high engine mounting facilitates starting and reduces the element of propeller breakage. Ground stability is enhanced by the three-point suspension provided by the nose wheel and sub-rudders. A streamlined fairing covers the complete width of the pylon and acts as a wing mounting platform and cowl.
In an effort to break away from repetition of the same old pattern, we designed a pylon ship using a very different force layout: the high thrust line type which has found enthusiastic adherents in Europe. It only required one flight to prove that the Scooter could get up and perform with the best of them. In fact, in several ways it seems to offer addi-tional advantages.
Under power it is very stable, it will climb vertically with no looping tendency and without turning or rolling. The pull-out and glide are outstanding and certain practical features such as near freedom from prop breakage make the Scooter a nifty you can't afford to miss:
The plans are drawn half-size and are very easy to enlarge - you need only double all dimensions. Ribs and fuselage formers are shown full size. Note that the rear of the fuselage side view and the front of the top view extend off the draw-ing.
WING & STAB: These are of semi-geo-detic construction and very warp resist-ant. Some of the rib letter designations are prefaced by a 'T'. This means that..."
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User commentsNice, the same concept as Driftwood (oz2839)
pit - 11/11/2021
This is an interesting design! It seems like there is a page missing from the article, page 24 I believe. The text doesn't follow, jumping from wing construction to the fuselage. On page 15 it says "continued on page 26" but on page 26 it says "continued from page 24," so the mistake was made in the original magazine text too. Please keep up the great work!
Simon - 11/11/2021
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