Fly-Cycle - Control line scale model light plane.
Quote: "Contrary to what you might think at first glance, the Fly-Cycle is not a model builders 'pipe dream' - it's an actual full-scale aircraft which we have modelled from real life. Among the many unusual features of this craft are the unique control-column-handle-bar and the outside seating. The pilot has to straddle the fuselage to fly the air-plane.
Our Fly-Cycle is the second which we have constructed. Our first was a 1/2A free-flight model which proved to be highly successful. This second one was built at the request of Flying Models. It's a control-line scale model for .099 to .199 engines and is scaled 1in to 1ft. In deference to stunt model fans, we've omitted the dihedral on the plan. If you desire to maintain scale, or fly the model free-flight with a 1/2A engine, it is possible to cut the wing apart in the center and add a 1/2in to each wing tip. We leave this to your personal taste.
One other note, if you plan to build the model for use with larger engines, .14 on up, we suggest making the sides from 3/32in sheet. You can dispense with the longerons and cross-braces which are shown on the side view. You should, however, install the 3/32in diagonal stiffeners on the inside of each fuselage side. Construction from this point on follows the same pattern for both model types...".
This plan was printed in Flying Models Decade of Designs (1), published 1960.
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Update 11/01/2018: added article, thanks to RFJ.
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