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Rassitoodus. Free flight power model canard sports design, originally from 1939.
Quote: "Old Timer Model of the Month: Rassitoodus. Designed by Herb Lozier. Redrawn by Al Patterson. Text by Bill Northrop.
What this unique design tacks in competition style, it surely makes up in its novel appearance. The plans were printed in the Model Builder's Handbook, a Fawcett publication released in 1939. The plans are reproduced unmodified, so that the imaginative builder can originate his own changes.
The Rassitoodus would certainly make an attention-getting R/C model, and has to offer no excuses if it doesn't win the weekly 20 second engine run event.
We suspect that the model may need more lateral area up front, and dihedral in the canard wing. As usual, the balance point information is lacking. We suggest studying the drawing on Doug Joyce's Li Lightning (oz426) in June 1976 MB. A scale profile glider could probably eliminate a lot of guesswork.
According to the area rule, the main wing is just a hair undersize for a 29 engine. However, if you hold out for the argument that a canard has fore and aft wings, a .29 should be allowed. Heck, who's going to argue with an airplane that flies backwards, anyway!"
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User commentsAdded a nice model photo [main pic], thanks to Tom Ryan. I guess this is a reduced size version.
SteveWMD - 17/10/2021
Rassitoodus-MB-07-76_oz3009. Hello mary, hello steve. I think the model "Rassitoodus" looks like the FW-19. Where is the CG?
Bernhard Dittmann - 18/10/2021
As far as I remember the Fw-19a was the airplane that killed designer Georg Wulf from Focke-Wulf's. What went wrong - bad design or pilot error?
Robert Schlickewitz - 18/10/2021
Well, the plan includes the following note: "Balance point not shown on original plan. See 'Li Lightning' by Doug Joyce, published in June 1976 Model Builder". That plan is also here in Outerzone (oz426). In any case, CG is probably about 1.25 to 1.5" forward of main gear.
RC Yeager - 18/10/2021
Yes, that’s the late Eut Tileston’s powered by a Cox .010 to make a mockery on the A - Texaco event.
Tom Ryan - 18/10/2021
That's correct Robert. Wulf died while piloting a FW-19. Supposedly a control rod snapped.
RC Yeager - 19/10/2021
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