Jack-O-Lantern (oz14286)


Jack-O-Lantern (oz14286) by Claude Brown 1984 - plan thumbnail

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Jack-O-Lantern. Radio control sport model.

Quote: "With the 'frost on the pumpkin' and Halloween approaching, it occurred to me that Vroom Hilda (oz5902) and the original flying Bat (Nov 1981 RCM) needed a third for some spooky formation flying. So I whipped up the 'Jack-O-Lantern.'

The local lumberyard had some 2 x 4 ft sheets of 1 in thick foam insulation. That and some orange EconoKote was all I had to buy. The rest of the material was left over from previous projects.

The sketch shows the major information needed. I used a sliding tray mixer for the elevons. A Du-Bro or other mixer would work just as well. You may want to alter the fuselage dimensions to suit your equipment.

Of course, I expected the 'Jack-O-Lantern' to fly, but I was delighted to find how well it flew. It loops, rolls, point rolls (loosely defined), and in a 10 mph breeze, can make a near vertical descent. I often take it to the field for some 'out of season' flying because it's so much fun. I've even flown it off the water with a single float on the nose gear. Build one and 'spook' your flying buddies."

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Scan by MarkD, cleanup by Circlip.

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Jack-O-Lantern (oz14286) by Claude Brown 1984 - model pic

  • (oz14286)
    by Claude Brown
    from RCMplans
    October 1984 
    48in span
    IC R/C
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 29/11/2022
    Filesize: 339KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: MarkD, Circlip
    Downloads: 250

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