Tyro Trainer (oz2204)


Tyro Trainer (oz2204) by Walt Musciano from Aeromodeller 1948 - plan thumbnail

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Tyro Trainer. Control line speed biplane, for 2.5 - 5cc diesels. From July 1948 Aeromodeller.

Quote: "Control line speed flying has attracted many new enthusiasts since its conception. Unfortunately, many modellers become discouraged because their attempt proves unsuccessful.
This failure can be attributed to the fact that they have had no training in handling fast ships. Naturally one cannot expect to fly a De Havilland 108 before having flown at least a Miles Master. It was because the author observed numerous incidences where inadequate training was at fault that the 'Tyro Trainer' was designed for his younger cousin and, when the easy handling and fine speed were apparent, the author proceeded to build one for himself!
Primary consideration was given to simplified construction. Anyone familiar with solid models can carve the wings and empennage and no special experience is required for the fuselage. A take-off dolly was used in order to increase the speed and give the modeller experience in flying from these carriages which are used for all speed models. Many speed designs have a low stalling angle but the Tyro Trainer has been power stalled on many occasions and incidentally the flyer derives much satisfaction when performing this manoeuvre. The speed is moderately high, approx 72mph, to make it an excellent transition trainer..."

Update 08/06/2015: Replaced this plan with a cleaner version (patterned background removed), thanks to TonyP.

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