Micro Staggerwing (oz15077)
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Micro Staggerwing (Beechcraft D17S Staggerwing). Radio control scale model, for electric power. Wingspan 14 in, wing area 51.6 sq in.
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Quote: "Hey Steve, Here is a plan for the Beechcraft D-17 S that was designed Scott Christensen. It is all sheet construction for micro RC. This plan is in the public domain. You can Google it. I have never seen written instructions."
Note this plan is available online as a free download see: https://www.flyrc.com/scott-christensens-micro-staggerwing/
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User commentsWhat a beauty! :) I hope the finish doesn't add too many grams to the weight, but the outcome is obvious!
This is only an 8.3333% whisker above peanut size, so calling it micro is a bit of a stretch ;)
Miguel - 29/01/2024
What a beautiful little model!
Jan Novick - 29/01/2024
Actually no, dear Mike. As you know, 'Micro' has been used for those small RC models that grace our flying fields and Indoor venues for the last twenty years (give or take a couple years ??).
Kyosho started the ball rolling early this century, but was rapidly overtaken by Parkzone, E-Flite and other similar brands. So, imho, you cannot call it a Peanut (more a Walnut, really) but you can call it ‘a Micro’. I agree with you, it can be a little on the heavy side, due to all that exquisite detail – If I were to build it, I would have used Depron, with just a little balsa for stressed points (??).
Arno - 29/01/2024
I find a distinct category overriding the Nuttery standard to be debatable. Perhaps the term addresses the volume of the RC equipment regardless of model size definition.
Miguel - 30/01/2024
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