Junior Miss (oz2996)
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The Junior Miss. A lightweight rubber model designed by Vic Smeed.
Quote: "An easy, quick to build, lightweight model of proven abilities, suitable for beginner and experienced flier alike. Junior Miss, by Vic Smeed.
Two hour flights - even unofficial ones - are not frequently encountered, especially with rubber models, and more especially with a midget rubber job. Junior Miss turned in one such flight however, and the designer is still pinching himself! The official time for this particular flight was a modest 6 mins 17 secs OOS but the model was followed for twice this time before disappearing immediately overhead in a clear blue sky. A conservative estimate based on maximum possible drift speed and distance covered indicates that the actual time-in-air must have been a minimum of two hours. Unfortunately the finder had a four year old child, and a few scraps of balsa and a bit of well-chewed rubber was all that remained for ultimate collection.
The normal flight time which can be expected from a well trimmed Junior Miss isabout 90 secs on full turns, but the model has a very flat glide and is susceptible to very small patches of lift, so that a dethermalizer (pop-off wing or 6 in parachute) is a worthwhile investment.
Most of the construction can be made up with the scraps found on most modeller's work-benches, but even if all materials are purchased, total cost of the model, ready to fly, can ghardly exceed 3/6. The time spent in building is about the minimum possible for arubber job..."
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by Vic Smeed
Rubber F/F Parasol
all formers complete :)
got article :)
Found online 02/06/2012 at:
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User commentsFabulous little plane
stansomerfield - 21/04/2013
Steve ...I just completed the Junior Miss and wanted to offer some color pics for its picture page [see model pic and morepics]. Wouldn't have had the chance to build it without your site. You've heard it before, but thank you for your efforts!
David - 02/02/2016
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