PZL P8 II - Free flight rubber model of the gull-winged Polish fighter.
Quote: "I have simplified the design a bit, but the vital personality of the original aeroplane has not been lost. It is a super subject, and yet this elegant in-line engined prototype with its long nose and slab sided fuselage has been neglected by modellers in favour of the snub-nosed radial engined production machine. The longer nose means that little or no ballast is needed, and if you keep the weight to less than 20 grams, an 18in loop of 1/8 Tan 2 will give you over a minute duration.
The detailed plan and photographs contain all the building information that you will need. One or two points should however be borne in mind. After making up the angled wing-building board, photocopy or trace the wing plan and place it over the board, being very careful to ensure that rib R3 is exactly lined up over the angle break. The PZL gull wing is particularly elegant, but models of it often have an ugle, angular appearance. The reason for this is that the upper surface is not cranked shaply at the angle break, but is an almost continuous curve from root to outer panel. Alo the thickest of the wing does not come at the widest chord..."
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