Desert Rat


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Desert Rat  
by Don Yearout
from American Modeler
April 1962 
20in span
Tags: IC C/L Racer
all formers complete :)
got article :)

This plan was found online 25/07/2011 at:
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About this Plan

Desert Rat - control line model. From Hobby Helpers Group # 462.

Quote: - "The tremendous upswing in popularity of rat racing has all but exterminated team racing here in the southwest (where Desert Rat gets its name). Nearly every control line meet includes rat racing, very few have team racing on the docket. The object of the rat racing event is to complete a specified number of laps in the shortest time - all else being equal, the fastest plane wins. The basis for our design is high top speed potential plus durability and simple construction. As in speed plane practice, frontal area has been kept to a minimum and the engine faired smoothly into the fuselage. Sheet balsa fuselage, solid wing and tail surfaces make the finished Rat light yet sturdy. Its speed will probably amaze you, well over 100 mph. Since it is easy to fly what else could you want?"

Update 10/01/2017: added article, thanks to RFJ.

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