Galloping John (oz2882)
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Galloping John. Radio control sports biplane model. Bill Northrop's Galloping John from the 08-65 issue of Model Airplane News. This is a smaller version of his famous Big John design.
Quote: "GALLOPING JOHN doesn't need a long introduction. It is a further reduction of two very successful multi biplanes, the original design 75inch Big John (oz)2364 and the second and slightly smaller Duster (oz1943) published in September 1964 MAN.
Having flown Galloping Ghost for several years before going into multi, it was only natural that we were curious about how the basic design would work out as a .15-powered single channel ship.
Right in the middle of this preliminary thinking we received a Min-X 1200 Pulsmite rig to evaluate (see Field & Bench this issue). This really set the whole business in motion.
Two ships were built from the original drawing, ours for Galloping Ghost, with a K&B .15, and Bob Veasey's for pulse rudder with a throttle controlled Cox Medallion .15. By way of introduction, Bob is a Delaware R/C club member, former jet jockey, former AMA control line C speed record holder and now a charter member of the S.P.E.B.B. (Society for the Prevention of the Extinction of Barnstormin' Biplanes).
First flights on both ships were almost dull, they were so easy. Both had a slight nose heavy indication which was allowed to remain for the initial test. Anyone who's tried to handle a tail-heavy ship on its maiden flight knows why we did this..."
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Update 21/11/2017: added complete article, thanks to RFJ.
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