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Icarus. Control line streamlined stunt model.
Quote: "Presenting 5 cc and 10 cc versions of this fast streamlined stunter. Icarus, by John W Coasby.
ICARUS senior (780 sq in) is the successful Taurus (oz3580) in streamline, the same aerodynamic layout, the same power unit, and approximately the same weight but the difference lies in its considerable increase in speed, which is enough to enthuse even most ardent anti-control-liner. And as if the reaction of a four pound stunter zipping around loops, bunts and eights on 100 ft lines is not enough, each flight finishes with a glide of over two laps - and that's a distance of over 650 feet!
Specially prepared for the much larger band of 5 cc enthusiasts, Icarus Junior is a 42 in, 325 sq in version of its bigger brother. Full size copies of the 1/4 scale plan of Icarus Junior opposite can be obtained, price 4/6 post free from APS.
Construction. Cut engine bearers to length and mark for position of bellcrank pivot block. Bolt engine to bearers and glue and screw pivot block into position.
Remove engine from bearers and lay over plan. Cement 1/4 x 7/16 in crutch to bearers and temporarily cement into position 1/4 x 7/16 inspacers behind former positions. Make and solder up tank. Remove crutch from plan, cement and screw U/C box to F2, and cement in all formers. Place strong rubber bands around crutch, in front of F2, and then remove spacer behind this former. Install tank, bell-crank, control rod and lead-outs..."
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