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Scarab. Free flight power model. Designed for Amco .87 diesel power.
Direct submission to Outerzone.
Update 02/07/2018: Added a supplement file, Scarab plan redrawn from scratch in vector format, thanks to BryanGostlow.
Quote: "I've drawn up Scarab (Albert E Hatfull from Worcraft - 1949 - 35in span) and have had around ten 'kits' laser cut for friends. It is true to Albert's design but is seen to fly mostly with 2 or 3 channels, eg motor and rudder. I'm attaching a drawing in case you'd like to include it on your site. In addition, I've drawn it at 150% with some modest structural changes and had several 'kits' laser cut - they too fly well. Regards, Bryan"
Update 29/12/2018: Added printwood tracing file, thanks to rchopper56.
Quote: "Hi Steve and Mary, very pretty model so I could not resist tracing the print wood in CAD. Because this is in a sense a tracing, I had to make many assumptions. Although nice and clean, You may not want to use for I am sure there are errors but then, there were errors in the original. Some day I just may do a CAD drawing of this pretty model. That way, the enclosed PDF file could be corrected. Gene"
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User commentsRecently built a Scarab to Hatful's original plan, but mod v slightly for modest increase in span as per Bryan's excellent drawings. With a RedFin 049 on board it disappears from view very rapidly! Had to get a tree surgeon into retrieve it last time. Strong, light aeroplane ... superb. The photo is my 44" span version ... not quite flightworthy! [more pics 007]
JohnCh - 13/12/2018
I see you've added my Scarab drawing to your archive - many thanks. Recently, to celebrate 70 years of the Scarab, three friends flew theirs at Impington http://www.impmac.co.uk/, all laser cut from the plan you've posted [more pics 008]. Look closely and there's a 1.5x Scarab and other Albert Hatfull designed models (and a couple of not so subtle references to his name). The Scarabs were built and flown by Alan Hunter, Tony Neal and Richard Staines (x2) - other models were by Alan Hunter
BryanGostlow - 09/08/2019
I've been sent another photo of the Albert Hatfull/Scarab event at Impington [more pics 009].
BryanGostlow - 23/08/2019
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