Veron Sky Skooter. 48in wingspan semi-scale power kit for free flight and radio control. 310 sqin area.
Quote: "Model Report by Ron Warring. The Veron 'Sky-skooter'.
OUR experiences in flying the Sky-skooter have left us with a most favourable impression of this model's capabilities. In fact, for sport flying with radio control it is one of the most viceless designs we have come across.
The particular model we used was built from a standard kit. It was built quickly with no especial care, but with just the minimum amount of attention necessary to get accuracy. It was doped with coloured dope - four coats on the fuselage and two on the wings regardless of weight and a standard ED lightweight radio receiver and actuator installed. The completed model then weighed in at 23-1/2 oz with ED Bee motor. Plan and instruction leaflet were followed faithfully, even as regards details conflicting with our own ideas on the subject. Most of these latter features, incidentally, worked out quite satisfactorily, although there were one or two modifications we eventually thought advisable before test flying. These will be described first.
The actuator hook-up with a length of 20 swg wire extending from the actuator itself down to the rear of the fuselage appeared a source of potential trouble. With only one intermediate bearing it appeared too flexible and definitely had a tendency to vibrate with the motor running. It was therefore replaced with a rigid coupling of a type which had hitherto proved satisfactory on a similar set up.
The extension shaft is of hard 1/8 in sq balsa. A hardwood dowel of similar size would probably be even better, although balsa is quite strong enough for the job. Wire fittings are then forced over each end, these being bound and cemented in place. These couplings consist simply of an open spiral of wire which slips over the rod, terminating in a stub shaft. It is important that these stub shafts line up accurately..."
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Update 11/10/2014: Made a minor change to this plan by replacing the title block with original details and showing the original plan title spelling of "Sky Skooter" not as previously "Sky Scooter", thanks to Guehand and all.
Update 11/10/2018: Added test report from Model Aircraft, November 1950, thanks to RFJ.
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