Flipper 27 (oz35)

 

Flipper 27 - plan thumbnail image

About this Plan

Vic Smeed Flipper 27. This 30in span biplane for 0.5 cc power F/F can easily be converted to an electric R/C park flyer.

The original Flipper (oz1314) was a 1965 design with only 18 in wingspan, rudder only RC, and was by all accounts very twitchy to fly. This is a later redesign of the plan, larger and with 3 channel modern RC.

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Flipper 27 - completed model photo

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User comments

Hi Steve, I enlarged the Flipper 27 to 800mm span, and built it as per the plan [see more pics 003]. It is a beautiful stable little bipe.
Al - 23/07/2014
Where is the C of G positioned on the Flipper 27?
Richard Farrer - 20/07/2019
There is an extensive build thread on the RC Groups forum in which the suggested CG starting point is 30% chord of the upper wing. See https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2482313-Vic-Smeed-s-Flipper-27/page5 Best regards
Skippy - 20/07/2019
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