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KK Gaucho. 44in span power duration model, for 1 to 1.5 motors.
Quote: "Designed by Neville Willis, well-known contest flyer who has represented Great Britain in international contests. Prototypes have been thoroughly tested and have first class contest peformance. Kit contains die cut parts, for easy building.
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by Neville Willis
from Keil Kraft
IC F/F Pylon
formers incomplete :(
Found online 01/07/2011 at:
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User commentsThis aircraft is a real flier and with a Mills .75 diesel and say a Tatone timer for D/T dethermaliser it is a great Scramble event model. Just drop the polyhedral of the outer wing sections to about a half an inch polyhedral and as they are nearly flat and give 1/8 inch washout under the outer trailing edge packing when building the outer panels and motor fitted with an 8x4 inch flexible propeller to REDUCE thrust and very low motor revs just launch gently from the hand and it flies about 20 to 30 feet high with the motor just "purring, purring along" and it goes in about 100 feet circles in diameter and at about 108 seconds as set on the timer and about 10 to 15 seconds to float down (D/T angle about 30 degrees) and with the motor still running softly you can catch it, pull the d/t cord along and hook it up to the timer tick off wheel and reset the timer to about 120 seconds and fill the tank in the Mills motor (about 5 to 10 seconds) and with a small diameter fuel bottle filler tube into the Mills tank and simultaneously launch all on the run. Boy, what a great soft flier and she does NOT fly away in wind and can kite into wind as the low polyhedral stops lift and side ways flight downwind and does NOT gain height to get absolutely out of your close return proximity to base. It does not matter too much if too heavy and I built the stab with parallel leading edge and trailing edge at the centre ribs profile for all the stabiliser ribs rather than the tapered triangular style stabiliser and keep the same Mathematical area (use your school mathematical and geography skills, please). I just built it that way as it is easier. Well, enough said and I have also seen the Gaucho seen it fly in contests with an Oliver Tiger 2.5 cc diesel and a PAW 1.5 cc and other similar cc motors as a power ship as well and a very reasonable flier ESPECIALLY on the glide which gives duration points in Free Flight Contests and ALWAYS set the d/t timer, please and Name and Address for return.
Lyle - 15/08/2016
Just found this for the rib sections for KK Gaucho: http://aeromodelismovolarlibremente.blogspot.co.uk/2010/09/gaucho-de-neville-willis-inglaterra.html
MalcolmJ - 14/10/2017
Fantastic. I built this as a 14 year old. What a flyer!
mel - 15/03/2019
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