AW3 (oz14583)


AW3 (oz14583) by M Wastable 1954 - plan thumbnail

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AW3. Radio control sport model. Wingspan 2.20 m, for 10 cc engine.


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AW3 (oz14583) by M Wastable 1954 - model pic


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Hello, The AW3 was not rudder-only. It was flown by its designer André Wastable as early as 1952 with a home-made 6-channel reed radio for control of the rudder, elevator and throttle. The first attached photo [pic 003] is of an example I saw fly at the Saint-André airfield in 1965. Next attached is the scan of the cover my tattered example of the February 1954 Model Aicraft magazine showing André Wastable with his AW-3 and his wife holding the control box [pic 004]. Additionally the cover story inside the same magazine, and finally a 3-view from Le Modèle réduit d'Avion (MRA) issue September 1952 [pic 006], where it is noted that the AW-3 was also called Thunderhead. Thanks again for all the good work. Best modelling regards,
Jean-Marie Piednoir - 29/05/2023
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