S-Ray (oz3143)

 

S-Ray (oz3143) by Lou Andrews from AAmco 1965 - plan thumbnail

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S Ray. Radio control power model. Shoulder-wing design for .07 to .10 engines. Wing area 425 sq in. Flying weight 2-1/4 to 2-3/4 lbs. For rudder only single channel escapement or servo operation.

The H-Ray (oz658) and S-Ray were 2 similar models sharing the same wing plan.

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S-Ray (oz3143) by Lou Andrews from AAmco 1965 - model pic

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  • (oz3143)
    S-Ray
    by Lou Andrews
    from AAmco
    1965 
    50in span
    IC R/C
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 19/07/2012
    Filesize: 913KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: pd1

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I had one of these when I was a member of the USAF. It was a beautiful kit, all machined parts and no die-crunched sheets at all. The fuselage sides were unusually thick, with grooves cut into them to accept the formers, not possible to build it crooked. My radio, however, was a piece of crap, a Citizenship APS analog unit that left a lot to be desired. It suffered from a serious range problem, finally solved by mounting a vertical music wire whip antenna just behind the wing that flopped around like an old CB radio antenna. The servos never really returned back to neutral position very well, and I was unable to make a good landing that didn't bounce. I went back to single channel after that and didn't enjoy a decent radio until 1968 when I paid 300 non-inflated dollars for a good PCS system, a private label made by Kraft. You can imagine how long it took me to save up that money when I got paid 68 dollars every two weeks.
DougSmith - 30/03/2015
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