PDQ (oz2993)

 

PDQ (oz2993) by RLS Taylor from Aeromodeller 1957 - plan thumbnail

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P.D.Q.. British record holding rubber speed Round The Pole model. 67 mph all-sheet speedster. Designed to fly indoors on RTP lines just 6 feet long.

Quote: "Club Secretaries frequently write plaintive appeals to the Editor in request for suggestions on Club winter activities, and it is quite surprising how few of these groups consider the old standby - RTP, or round the pole flying. All you need is floorspace, measuring about 12 ft square at a minimum (13 ft allows some wall clearance!) a sturdy centre pylon with a free-moving pivot for the line - and models.

What can be done in this space is amazing. The Class A duration record stands at 7 min 27 sec, by Phil Read of Birmingham, and the speed figure is now 45.1 mph, thanks to Dick Taylor and the pusher PDQ, plans for which appear opposite. Why not have a try?

Dick Taylor's PDQ is a model guaranteed to shatter the nerves of any unsuspecting spectator. It is a pusher for two reasons. A, because the airflow over the model is smooth and unafftected by slipstream, and B, because the prop is naturally protected in its rear position..."

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