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Daredevil. Designed by Dick Ealy, a low-wing Goodyear-style racer for .049 engines, with a 40in wingspan. Model Airplane News July 1953.
Quote: "For fun or sport, this Half-A free flight is unbeatable. it is a composite of many real ships, with Goodyear racer features. Changes were made wherever performance would benefit. Daredevil by Dick Ealy.
Daredevil is a low-winged, semi-scale, Goodyear Racer, adapted to free flight 1/2A gas motors. Build this 40 inch free flight sport racer for realistic appearance and smooth flying.
In days of rubber power you were quite a sport to build and fly a low-winged craft as torque was such a hindrance. The new Half-A gas motors are ideal for our purpose as they have low-pitched props and give little trouble as compared with that found in rubber. If you're anxious to build a low-wing and see how much of a daredevil you are, let's get started on construction.
Cut fuselage side panels from 1/16 hard sheet balsa. Note that these taper from B to A. Next cut B, C, D, E, F, G, and H bulkheads from 1/16 medium sheet balsa and cut 3/16 hard balsa bulkhead behind firewall A. Build fuse-lage inverted, cementing all bulkheads back to E in place..."
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Update 19/02/2017: added article, thanks to RFJ.
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