Desperado 3000 (oz14491)


Desperado 3000 (oz14491) by Bill Evans 1988 - plan thumbnail

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Desperado 3000. Radio control sport model. Flying wing layout. Wingspan 85 in, wing area 2000 sq in.

Note the Desperado 3000 and Desperado 60 (oz10195) both appeared together in the same article, in March 1988 RCM.

Quote: "The area of the Desperado Three Thousand (3000 for the Super Tigre 3000 we used) is just over 2000 sq in. (that's about 14 sq ft). At seventeen pounds, the wing loading is 19.43 oz/sq ft. This one is a floater; on landing it sets down like a hang glider. You just have to see it to believe it.

Though I have flown this size ship on a standard OS .90, to prove how easy it flies, I suggest nothing lighter than an ST 2500. One of these days I'm going to try a Bully or something larger to make the Three Thousand really smoke! This, the largest of the Desperados, is the most easy to fly.

Construction: My advice is to build the Desperado per the plan. If you wish to try some modification, it's best that you first fly it as designed.

Construction is typical of the Simitar Series, quick and simple. The ply sheeting on the foam cores gives great strength. In a way it is much like case-hardened steel. The skin provides a hard protective shield for the inner core which serves as a shock absorber for the skin.

The fuselage is built on a flat surface, utilizing the Simitar Series style of box construction with triangular corners to provide enough material for rounding and streamlining... "

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