Gigantis. Streamliner stunter, control line model. Designed by C.V. Russo. From Flying Models August / September 1960.
Quote: "Classic lines and trike gear. This one always tripped my trigger when I was a kid. It says: a 90mph stunter. Not sure if that's a good thing or not, I'm an 80mph pilot".
Quote: "We have kicked around this model business a long time, and prhaps one of the most encouraging things we have seen in recent years, is the trend toward workmanship and appearance in many of the latest stunt ship winners. Beauty being one of our weaknesses, we were so impressed with what we saw that we felt obligated to make our contribution to the sport. Gigantis is a collection of ideas accumulated over many years of modeling. We feel that its a step closer to the things we are looking for in a highly maneuverable stunt ship.
The whole idea of building the design came about one night when we were about to close up shop after a building spree. Someone mentioned that they thought it was pretty difficult to come up with anything new in models and still be original. This statement of course presented a challenge, and there was a mad dash for paper and pencil. We won't go into the many weird forms that resulted from this session, but through all the pencil scratching, one functional, if slightly oversize new design emerged - the Gigantis.
With the idea and incentive it didn't take tong for rough calculations and working plans to follow, and by the following evening..."
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Update 08/08/2018: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to otech66.
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