White Trash (oz4103)


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About this Plan

White Trash. 3m span radio control powered glider model. For electric power.

The original White Trash (oz14107) by Rick Walters was a 2-ch design, published in Model Builder, Jan 1972. This here is a much later redrawn version, with ailerons and flaps.

Quote: "White Trash. Motoveleggiatore elettrico con profilo variabile (alettoni e flap) derivato da uno dei più famosi modelli da competizione per il volo in termica degli anni '70. Volendo è possibile realizzare anche la versione originale, come veleggiatore puro a due assi. Ap. alare 300 cm."

Update 4/10/2022: Added article, thanks to Pit.

Update 23/12/2023: Replaced article with a clearer version, thanks to Cesare.

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Article, in Italian.


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This plan is a 2012 re-work by Mario Capodaglio of the original White Trash by Rick Walters, which had been published in Model Builder Jan'72. Rick was 17 at the time. Mario shows the original layout with due recognition.
The original was a two-axis pure glider with a flat bottom wing section, and a pretty 4-panel polyhedral.
The 2012 changes included e-power system, ailerons, flaps, and the polyhedral morphed into even prettier 5-panels - central for flaps, middle for ailerons and end for, well, aspect ratio. The flat bottom section stayed the same but don't let that hold you.
Still missing are spoilers, air brakes, anti-spin parachute, cocktail shaker, leading edge slots, Fowler flaps, you decide :-)
All in all a fine design for a classical structure glider, with a great 40 years later upgrade.
Miguel - 26/07/2020
Original White Trash on Model Builder Jan 1972 in Mary's rc-library https://rclibrary.co.uk/download_title.asp?ID=1628
Pit - 26/07/2020
Thanks, Pit, I did overlook that, and the name is Mauro, not Mario, sorry.
Miguel - 27/07/2020
In the article it says that Rick Walters became a tattoo artist. Completely wrong. Capodaglio probably used the first homonym he met, searching the name on the net. [The photo accompanying the article is of the wrong Rick Walters too!, Mary]
Pit - 10/10/2022
Look Miguel, on Retroplane, if the 1941 Guerchet - Roche H70 is not a great achievement in 1/3 Rc glider. a friend had told me about this glider... for the time, quite a line ;-)
Olivier - 10/10/2022
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