Hawker Hurricane II (oz2952)


Hawker Hurricane II (oz2952) by Paul Mansfield 1955 - plan thumbnail

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Hawker Hurricane II. Scale control line fighter model, from Model Aircraft, March 1955.

Quote: "A control line model of the famous World War II fighter by Paul Mansfield.

This model is very happy on 50-60ft lines, and 60-65mph is obtainable with the Frog 500. Though some fliers may prefer to use heavy Laystrate, this adds weight and lessens performance somewhat; the three strand wire is quite satisfactory. Flying over tarmac or concrete is not recommended, and though the drop-out undercarriage works swell on fairly smooth surfaces, hand launch should be employed when taking off from long grass or rough ground.

The flaps obviate much of the mushing and high speed stalls to which this type of model is prone, and the Hurricane is by no means a difficult ship to fly. Emphasis has been laid on scale rather than stuntability, and although the model is not in the running for the Gold Trophy, wingovers are quite simple, and loops and bunts and inverted flying may be undertaken by an experienced pilot."

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Any chance of scanning the next page of the article ? cheers
Jim - 01/06/2014
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