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Esquire. A 50.5in RC Sport .15, cabin taildragger, Don Parsons, Midwest kit. Shows single channel RC with escapement on rudder.
Update 03/04/2014: Have now split this plan into 2 sheets, for easier printing.
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User commentsModel Builder magazine did a brief re-introduction of the Esquire, back in the 1980s. The kit plan shows a template for an alternative tailplane incidence angle that they recommended for models using lighter (by 1960s standards) R/C gear. The author of the magazine article tried this and he said it resulted in little more than a shallow dive after launch. He recommended using the original wing and tail incidence, and also said that his model flew best with the CG at 33% back from the wing leading edge. The engine he used was an OS .10 FSR, and the radio was an Ace pulse-proportional unit. My suggestion? Do a few test glides over the the proverbial tall grass.
Moeregaard - 05/02/2013
Steve/Mary, you might want to add pictures of my Esquire to your wonderful collection [we did! - more pics 003, 004]. Hundreds if not thousands of people over here in the US learned to fly R/C with the Esquire. It made a great free flight with intermittent radio interference with our old single channel radio sets. The Esquire gained a new life in the late '60s and early '70s with the advent of digital proportional radios. Remove some of the incidence in the stabilizer and add elevator and you had one of the best trainers available. My latest model of the Esquire is about 10 years old and flown on both glow and electric. I am adding spoilers to the wing for something else to play with.
JimHales - 06/06/2017
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