Avro 707 (oz13970)


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Avro 707. Radio control scale model for EDF, using 64mm fan on 3s. Wingspan 900 mm.

Update 6/12/2023: Added article, thanks to Cesare.

Quote (google-translated from the Italian): "AVRO 707A. A project by Alberto Dotti.

In the years from 1955 to around 1960, when I was 15 to 20 years old, two monthly publications were widespread, which could be assimilated to the current 'Focus' and which were very successful among young people with technical/scientific interests: 'Science and Life' and 'Illustrated Science'. My brother and I, taxing ourselves on modest tips, both bought them more or less regularly because they allowed us to be up to date on all the technological and scientific innovations in every field. Among the many columns, there was one dedicated to modelling, both naval and aircraft, and it was precisely by reading these articles that I became passionate about what would later become my most loved hobby.

In an issue of Scienza e Vita in 1959, an article appeared by Loris Kanneworff, who was already a very good aeromodeller and a very good popularizer, who described in depth the delta configuration in real airplanes and in model airplanes. But the most interesting thing was the fact that, on the full page of the magazine, there was also a construction drawing of the Avro 707, designed and built by a Swiss modeller, powered by a 1.5 cc combustion engine (sic!) mounted at the tail and with RC control, as was used then: right/left pulses on the directional only. The tapered line, the cleanliness of the shapes, its originality and modernity really struck me, and I decided to build it.

At this point, however, I cannot help but say a few words about the full-size Avro 707. It is a jet fighter that was built in Great Britain immediately after the end of the Second World War when the use of turbojets as propulsion began to spread. However, I will have an ancient name and you will surely also remember several planes..."

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A fine plan of a beautiful prototype, this shape is crying for a PSS! I'm surprised at seeing Pit being credited, yet there is no article to be seen. I hope it wasn't lost in the mail ;-)
Miguel - 26/07/2022
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