Q-Tee - Radio control gas model. Parasol sports trainer. Kitted later by Airtronics. 36in span, area 250 sqin, 2 channel RC and .049 power. The Q-Tee was designed for a lower power .049 motor like the Cox Golden Bee.
Quote: - "The Q-Tee, designed by good friend Lee Renaud, offers an alternative method of starting in RC. This is a unique approach by an outstanding model designer and uses a carefully thought-out systems engineering concept. By using a low cost, easy starting engine which is available in every hobbv shop and most work benches around the country as the basis for the Q-Tee, he has achieved a minimum cost way for the novice to try RC flying. So simple that it's obviously a breakthrough in attracting newcomers to our hobby - yet no one else has approached the problem in this unique manner.
To most of us who have been involved with RC flying for a number of years 1/2A RC is associated with racing or small pattern ships. The Q-Tee is a very different breed of cat. As radios continue to shrink in size and weight and the pressure of urban sprawl makes large flying areas more difficult to find, we believe more and more fliers will be attracted by the advantages of this type of model.
The Q-Tee offers the stability and slow speed required for the beginner who has not yet mastered the sticks. Set up as a trainer it will putt-putt around until the tank runs out, then glide flat until you touch down. With the advanced set-up it can bore holes in the sky, fly inverted, perform all rudder/elevator stunts, yet still give you a glide many sailplanes would envy.
No matter what your skill level, we suggest that you read Lee's article. Perhaps you might enjoy a fun-fly ship you can keep in the trunk of your car until the next good day. Even if not, you can teach your own or the neighbor's, kids how to fly an RC model. If there are no kids around the Q-Tee is still great for wives or girlfriends. Build one!"
Update 17/03/12: Uploaded a slightly clearer copy of the same plan.
Update 03/03/2015: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to theshadow.
Update 14/01/2016: Replaced this plan with a better copy scanned from a fullsize plan, thanks to Balsaworkbench, scanning by Don at EAC, cleanup by theshadow.
Update 01/03/2017: added article, thanks to RFJ.
Update 14/08/2017: Added PDFvector plan tracing, thanks to dfritzke.
Quote: - "Hey there, if you want to post another version of the Q-Tee, here is a plot-to-pdf from the cad file I drafted, back in 2009, apparently! You have probably noticed that this plane has nostalgic value for a lot of us Yanks. Only now do I notice I put the title block on the 'hatch' layer, sloppy sloppy... Dave"
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