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Binatang. Free flight sports model, for Cox Pee Wee or any .75cc engine.
The Ringtail (oz4342) and Binatang plans both appeared in the same short article in Dec 1959 Model News.
Quote: "The free-flight ship is named 'Binatang' which is New Guinea Pidgeon English for 'Insect'. The Binatang is ideally suited to the new Cox Pee Wee now coming into this country in good numbers. For this motor, the aircraft should be kept light. If you intend powering with a larger engine, say a Mills .75 or similar, then extra area should be used—increase span by one rib each tip.
SPECIAL NOTE: Binatang is recommended for the smaller motors, up to .5 cc but if a Mills .75 or similar motor is used, do not rev high.
Building Binatang is very simple, and few construction notes should be necessary. Trimming should be done (after glide testing) on low engine revs until the aircraft climbs and glides in right hand circles tight under power, wide in the glide.
When covering the aircraft, use lightweight tissue and give two coats of dope, and one of fuel proofer. Do not paper the sheet tail surfaces, but these can be given one coat of dope during con-struction. Try and keep the weight to a minimum but do not sacrifice strength in the process. Choose good quality wood for construction, free of weak spots or short grain..."
Update 18/01/2012: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to JJ.
Update 17/01/2019: Added model photo courtesy of aeronca52, with many thanks. This photo is from his RCGroups build thread at Binatang for OZ no picture buildoff which was part of the 2018 'Outerzone No Picture' (OZNoP) build-off organised by BMatthews, see RCGroups thread at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3111705-OZNoP-Outerzone-No-Picture-Build-2018 for more details.
Update 13/03/2019: Added article, thanks to DeeBee1.
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