Wackett Boomerang (oz2041)
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Wackett Boomerang. Scale stunt control liner designed by C.A. Taylor. Of 38" span she is designed for motors between 2.5 and 5 cc. It was first published in the June 1951 Aeromodeller. This is a modern redrawn plan in PDFvector format.
Quote: "Charley Taylor and his Boomerang were regular attenders at the 1950 raiiies. This, and the view below, clearly indicate why high marks were always gained for accuracy and construction.
ONE evening my brother and I were glancing casually through a pile of old ATC silhouettes, when we came across one of the Boomerang. Our eyes lit up, and a start was made there and then on the plans for a stunt model. The only drawback, at the time, seemed to be the rather fat fuselage, but subsequent experience has proved this no handicap whatsoever.
The model was more or less built round the Elfin 2.49, (which was the only motor we had which wasn't doing a useful job of work at the time), but is equally suitable for the Amco 3.5, E.D. III and IV, or Mills 2.49, with suitable modifications for mounting.
I set about making the design as simple as possible - this was of great importance to me, as I had built only two flying models before in my life! For the past ten years or so, I had been messing about with solids, as well as lending a hand to my brother when it was needed, so you can well imagine that I felt a little nervous of having a go at a scale stunt job, of all things. However, I set about it as confidently as possible in the circumstances, and, in the end, was more than recompensed by the results.
The Boomerang is more suitable for a scale stunt model than any other aircraft I have come across, except perhaps the Tipsy Jr, and provides an escape from the old rut of slabsiders and semi-scale models. You have to make do with a set design, instead of gathering together your own ideas of a stunt job and making them look attractive.
Flying. A 10 in x 8 in Truflex, cut down to 9 in x 8 in, is used when flying the model for fun, but a 10 in x 6 in wooden prop has been found to be the ideal for comp. flights or windy days. A fairly smooth surface is needed to take off, as the model, with the rather weighty u/c, takes about a quarter of a lap to get off smoothly, though it can be yanked off the deck in a few feet..."
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by CA Taylor
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User commentsBeing now 83 years old (& still able to fly control-line stunt!) I was astonished to see my old ‘Boomerang’ picture & plan by simply Googling it! I might even get round to building another one... anybody got an Elfin 2.49 ?? Cheers everyone,
ChasTaylor - 14/05/2013
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