FAI Hustler (oz26)


FAI Hustler (oz26) by Sid Jepson, Willard Anderson 1962 - plan thumbnail

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FAI Hustler. 58in wingspan free flight power model. For 15 engines. Appeared in FM Decade of Designs No2, 1966.

Quote: "Since the 1961 FAI eliminations and world finals are now a matter for record books, now is the time to think about your model for the 1963 events. Any of the top competitors will tell you that being prepared is the key to winning this event. So get busy build-ing and fly, fly, fly.

The Hustler was originally a pylon model. Its performance was quite satisfactory, but as with most high-powered pylon models it was quite hard to keep in adjustment. After watching some of the early T-Bird's by Russ Hansen, we decided that this configuration might be the answer. And it was. I am sure you have all read a lot of chapter and verse on how forces act on a high thrust layout so we won't go into that, just take our word for it that the Hustler is a fast climbing, consistent model that will compete with the best.

There have been many different sizes built, with many small variations (undercam-bered sections. flat-bottomed sections, taper-wings, eliptical wings, five-piece wings. three-piece wings. up-right engines, inverted engines) and the best, most popular result is presented here. Shall we get started?

First thing, of course is to study the plan very thoroughly..."

Update 12/01/2017: added article, thanks to RFJ.

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The Hustler was first in the June-July 1962 issue of Flying Models. It was than known as the F.A.I. Hustler. It was designed by Sid Jepson and Willard Anderson.
Don - 11/01/2017
Got it, have updated this listing now, thanks Don.
SteveWMD - 11/01/2017
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