Novice (oz14460)


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Novice. Radio control sport trainer model for electric power. Wingspan 44.25 in, wing area 360 sq in.

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Quote: "Novice. First off, there’s a build thread on the Novice at RC Groups:
(Please note that I’m no longer on RC Groups, so I can’t answer any questions via that site).

I gave the Novice her name for several reasons. First, as beginner’s second (or third) model (or an experienced flier’s sport ship). Second, and more appropriate, because I’m a novice to building with foam, so I knew it was going to be an interesting 'learning experience'.

The result? I learned a lot about foam construction, and we had a lot of fun flying the Novice!

The Novice was constructed with pink house insulation foam (Owen Corning) and covered with paper and a 50/50 mix of Titebond II glue and water (which I call 'Glue Glop'). Please check the included article on covering with paper and glue for details..."

Note see RCGroups thead gallery for more pics at:

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  • (oz14460)
    by Bill Bowne
    44in span
    Electric R/C
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 03/03/2023
    Filesize: 676KB
    Format: • PDFvector • CADfile
    Credit*: BillBowne
    Downloads: 611

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