Open Road Special (oz424)


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Korda Open Road. Contest rubber model. Wingspan 35 in. Class C, wing area 148 sq inches.

Quote: "Fly to victory, with Dick Korda's latest model. The Korda Open Road Special has already established a record of exceptional performance in flying over one hour on its very first test. It is the latest top-flight design by one of the world's top-flight model plane fliers, Dick Korda, of Cleveland, winner of thge 1939 Wakefield Cup and many other awards. Experts call it the best Korda design, incorporating the best features of endurance contest models and adding several new greater-performance ideas."

Update 26/10/2018: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy thanks to DBHL, theshadow.

Quote: "Dick Korda's Open Road Special, from Open Road for Boys magazine, Nov 1940. For commercial or small rubber fuselage. CAD by Jim O'Reilly, 3-25-1999."

Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.

ref DBHL-6017.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

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Previous scan version (includes scan of ad)


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