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Gwing. Mid-wing radio control model. For .020 engines and single channel. Wingspan 31-1/2 in.
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Update 11/10/2021: Added article, thanks to MikeFoster.
Quote: "Gwing RC, by Keith Laumer. The new ultra-light radio gear has made it possible to design R/C craft along entirely new lines. With Gwing, you'll look in vain for the usual box-car fuselage, rump-sprung landing gear, clumsy tail assembly, and slab wing.
You'll find there's plenty of capacity inside the fuselage, easily accessible through the open cockpit. The engine is fully cowled but easy to get at and adequately cooled by the wide air intake. The fixed wing will hold its precise adjustment in spite of rugged landings, while the large-area, small-movement rudder gives instant response and the size of the elevator and aft CG make for a fast stall recovery. Gwing is solidly built and will perform well on rudder-only or free-flight. (CL fans can beef up the firewall, delete the center twelve inches of the wing, mount an .09 up front and cut some very brisk and lively circles.)
Begin construction by cutting two fuselage sides from tough medium 1/8 balsa (you'll have to splice if using 3 in sheet). Sand both sides together to exact outline. Next, cut bulkheads No.1 through No.8, using plywood or medium 1/16 sheet balsa as noted on the plan. Be sure to run the grain horizontally for bulkhead No. 3.
Bend the landing gear from 3/32 diameter piano wire, and bore holes as indicated in bulkhead No.4. Lace the landing gear in place with No.30 linen thread. Coat lacing with cement, forcing it through the holes.
Bore firewall for your engine, and attach tin plate to back of bulkhead No.1 and solder mounting nuts in place..."
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User commentsSteve, you might want to double check the engine here. The plan calls for a Cox TeeDee .020 and the plane size, construction, and single channel seem appropriate for the smaller engine. The writeup says an .09.
bhibbets - 07/05/2013
Thanks. Have changed this to .020 now.
SteveWMD - 07/05/2013
Hey there. I thought I'd send a composite picture of my G-Wing [more pics 003]. I built it a few years back but have yet to drag it out and fly it. It's enlarged to 41", sports an OS Max .10 LA and 3 channels, no ailerons. Number "88" on the rudder since as as far as I can recollect it's the 88th RC plane I have built. Probably an equal number of stick and tissue jobs as well!
dfritzke - 11/04/2016
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