Chico (oz4661)

 

Chico (oz4661) from Graupner 1977 - plan thumbnail

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Graupner Chico. Radio control sport model. Graupner Kit # 4645.

Quote:- "Hello Steve here is a plan that is not listed on the Outerzone - Graupner Chico. Best regards,"

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Exploded parts view, 2 pages. Thanks to scratchbuilder.

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Chico (oz4661) from Graupner 1977 - model pic

Datafile:
  • (oz4661)
    Chico
    from Graupner
    1977 
    40in span
    IC R/C
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 28/07/2013
    Filesize: 888KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: PatrickUrbain

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User comments

I just finished building one of these for the grandson of John Kiker. John was one of the great pioneers of NASA. It was his insistence that the shuttle could be safely carried back to Florida on the back of a Boeing 747 that earned him stardom - he built a working r/c model of both airframes to demonstrate. He was also responsible for the designs of the recovery chute systems for the Gemini, Mercury and Apollo systems as well as the shuttle's drogue chutes. He passed away in 2005. The Chico that I built was purchased as a gift for John by his Grandson in the early 80s, but was never built. It will hang over John's great grandson's bed.
DavidMarusa - 29/07/2013
Hello Steve and Mary, attached two pictures of my restored Chico [more pics 006, 007]. Airframe found for 10 pounds on a second-hand site. Electro setup with a NTM 3536 1800 kv engine. 4 s 2500 mAh lipo, 6,5x6,5 graupner speedprop, 60A esc and hs81 servo's.
DriesNeyrinck - 12/12/2016
Hello Mary, here is a photo of my Chico, with a electric motor MP 3536-05, Lipo 3S2200 [more pics 008, 009]. Built in Winter 2009/10. You can use the photo for your page.
OliverS_Germany - 22/11/2019
Hi, I have built a couple of models from Outerzone plans, and am currently in the middle of a PT-19. Thought you might like some pics of the Chico [pics 010-012] I built. Extremely fast in the air and gets the adrenalin going. I didn’t bother with the canopy and pilot, but still looks good I think. Many thanks for your site its great! Kind Regards,
Julian Wynne - 02/11/2020
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