Poppet - plan thumbnail image

Poppet - completed model photo more pics (5)

by Vic Smeed
from Aeromodeller
May 1962 
32in span
Tags: IC F/F Cabin
all formers complete :)
got article :)

This plan was found online 17/07/2011 at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1265873&page=340
Outerzone planID: oz1511 | Filesize: 800KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: kenny e


About this Plan

Poppet - free flight gas model. For .5 to .8 engines. May 1962 Aeromodeller.

Quote: - "There is nothing particularly new or unusual about this little model - it follows what might be termed traditional design layout, shape and construction. What does put it in a class of its own is its performance, for its size..."

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Colour photo of the Poppet [more pics 002] is thanks to JohnSanderson.
SteveWMD - 18/10/2012
Hi Mary and Steve, please find attached a couple of photos of my Poppet [more pics 003-006]. I built it as a test to see whether adding a few 1/8 sq balsa cross-braces would increase the wing's rigidity, as I wanted to cover the model with plastic film, that does not give the structure the torsional rigidity given by doped tissue. The cross-bracing was successful, for a negligible weight increase. Powered by a .049 Babe Bee I only flew it in this configuration a few times, as I hated the idea of losing the model from an engine over-run! And yes, I did try measuring the fuel I injected on the integral tank ... A couple of years later, I converted it to single channel RC, using some quite unsuitable equipment! It was in the 1980s and the then-current 'micro' Cannon systems were totally out of reach financially-wise, as I was just a student! In that guise it was reasonably successful, as at least I had a 'fighting chance' of preventing it flying away! The model still exists, so I am toying with the idea of recuperating it, this time using electric power and mini RC gear - 'mini' gear that, as old hands know, is *smaller and lighter* than what passed as 'micro-gear' in Cannon's heyday! Best regards,
ArnaldoCorreia - 22/03/2017
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