El Bobo (oz2836)
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El Bobo. Free flight sports biplane. McCoy .049 diesel shown.
Quote: "You can fool your friends with this one, provided they have not read this issue of MAN - just ask then to tell you what aircraft 'El Bobo' is scaled from. They will look at the model from all angles and guess: Pitts Special? Great Lakes Trainer? Bucker Jungmeister? Of course, this is not truly a scale model of any full-size aircraft. However, your friends won't be too far out, for the planes mentioned certainly helped to inspire El Bobo, each contributing something nice to the design.
As can be seen from the pictures, the model looks most realistic. Wing struts and bracing wires fulfill their proper duties, and not merely ornamental.
The technique of using separate wing halves has been well tested over a number of years on different models, and has proved very satisfactory and safe. This feature makes the model crash-proof and allows it to breakdown to fit easily into a box 27 x 9 x 7in. Transportation to and from the flying field presents no problems.
El Bobo (The Jester) will fly well with any good .049 under its cowling. Fuselage: Cut out side sheets from 1/16in balsa and cement the 3/32 strip along the top edges. Make the formers from sheet, laminating them where shown on plan..."
Quote: "Here is George Woolls' el Bobo from the 03-60 issue of Model Airplane News. This free flight biplane has more character than many scale bipes. I think it is a prime candidate for a modern r/c electric conversion."
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Update 21/11/2017: complete article added, thanks to RFJ.
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