American Eagle Eaglet (oz14353)


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1930 American Eagle Eaglet. Radio control scale model for electric power.

Quote: "Hi Steve, Yes, I am the designer. The drawing was originally up-loaded to the Builder’s Plans Gallery in the Hippockets website:

I still have the original airplane [main pic, 003-006], and it flies quite well on electric and rudder, elevator and throttle.

One kind of interesting thing: while doing research on the airplane, it turns out that every other American Eagle Eaglet model (whether a drawing or a kit) got the shape of the fuselage incorrect. All others show a rectangular cross-section from the nose to the tail. The actual airplane transitions from rectangular to triangular starting just behind the cockpit.

Here are a few notes to go along with the pictures sent earlier:

1) Though the airplane does turn fine using the rudder/elevator, if I were to build another, I would add ailerons. It definitely skids into each turn. You have to be very careful doing turns close to the ground. It will drop the inside wing before it establishes a bank. Try this too close to the ground, and you will bounce it.

2) I would probably also enlarge the tail area a bit.

3) The wing dihedral seems to be about right, at 5 degrees each side.

4) The CG seems to be about right at about 25%, just a little aft of the main spar.

5) A Outrunner 400 is more than enough power. I never get over about 2/3 throttle.

6) The airplane has a rather narrow speed range. It will not fly very fast (or very slow), and it stalls pretty easily. Keep it within the speed range, and it flys great.

7) Don’t try to horse it off the ground. Let the airplane accelerate, the tail will lift and the airplane will take off very nicely.

Overall, I am very, very pleased with the airplane. It flys very realistically, which I like a lot. It does very nice touch and goes (circuits and bumps for you blokes over the pond) and does beautiful ‘wheel landings’

No problem at all with publishing it on Outerzone (BTW – Love the site. I usually check in once a day, just to see if something catches my eye). Rich Wegener"


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