Hi-Fin (oz2883)

 

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Hi Fin '64. Single channel radio control model. For .19 to .35 power. Harrison Morgan's Hi-Fin from Model Airplane News issue 03-65.

Quote: "Hi-Fin was completed early in 1964 and entered in six contests during that contest season. It won five first places and one close second. Weather conditions varied widely from no wind at all at the New England R/C Championships, moderate winds at the Lids and Littleton NH, to high winds at Endicott and Rochester, NY.

Hi-Fin is basically designed with more built-in stability than the average hot rudder-only plane. It handles well both on the ground and in the air. How hot it will be, depends directly on how much you are willing to bend the rudder. Therefore everyone from the sport flyer to the contest flyer should find this airplane interesting.

The plans show installations for both .19 and .35 engines. All of the contests entered were flown with a Fox .25 with the exception of Rochester, NY where a K&B .35 (plugged down) was used for power. A .19 to .25 engine is all you will need even on hard-top runways. The .35 will make for more positive ROGs from grass strip. If you are of the rudder-only school that believes that you can just glide around and .not attempt maneuvers, you will find a .15 engine satisfactory, and you will also be better off with a glider type airplane as the high aspect ratio is more suited for this style of flight.

Hi-Fin is designed for multi equipment permitted in Class I by the new AMA rules. For an escapement airplane to be highly maneuverable, the tail moment should be rather short and the rudder must be aerodynamically balanced..."

Update 21/11/2017: complete article added, thanks to RFJ.

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  • (oz2883)
    Hi-Fin
    by Harrison Morgan
    from Model Airplane News
    March 1965 
    48in span
    IC R/C
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 06/05/2012
    Filesize: 502KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: theshadow

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