Warlock 05 (oz4702)
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Warlock 05. Radio control pylon model, for Cox Tee-Dee .049 power.
Quote: "INTRODUCTION. Every modeler has his or her opinion of what constitutes a truly good looking R/C aircraft. It is also true that good looks do not necessarily go hand-in-hand with performance. Usually something is compromised to achieve either looks or performance. This becomes especially true with R/C aircraft in the 1/2A category. A beautifully finished scale or pattern airplane that flies at 26 to 30 ounces realistically delivers most of its enjoyment in the pit area, where it can be admired for the thing of beauty that it is. However, that same airplane might have been a star performer in the air if the designer had compromised in the design of the construction and if the builder had compromised his building and finishing habits and maybe left the landing gear off and maybe used more nitro in his fuel.
The Warlock 05 was expressly conceived and designed as a straightforward approach to uncompromised performance in a 1/2A sized aircraft. When built to the plans and instructions, powered by a stock Tee Dee .049 or .051, swinging a stock prop and with landing gear in place, the Warlock 05 will deliver the kind of crisp, smooth flight characteristics that are generally associated with larger, more high-powered R/C aircraft.
In terms of construction, we feel the Warlock 05 is relatively simple and rugged and that it offers a maximum of flying pleasure for the minimum amount of work involved in its assembly. Finally, we are confident that the handsome and distinctive lines of the Warlock 05 will enhance your enjoyment of this aircraft even more. Wherever our prototypes have been flown, they have literally been show-stoppers. Pilots have stopped whatever they were doing and watched the Warlock do its thing. In the pit area, the airplane never failed to gather a group of admirers who were there to comment on the unusually nice lines of an airplane of this size. With a small amount of attention paid to detailing the cock-pit, the "believable" look of this design becomes even more so.
We suggest that you take some time to look over the plans, famil-iarize yourself with the various parts of the kit and read through the instructions at least once before starting the actual assembly. The instructions have been laid out in a definite sequence that will enable you to quickly and accurately construct your Warlock. However, since this model is definitely not for the beginner and most of you who will build this model have well established build-ing habits, deviation from our assembly approach is to be expected. If this is the case, try to read the instructions at least once anyway, for they could clear up questions that might arise later.
Our prototypes were built with Titebond, 5-minute epoxy, contact cement and a little Hot-Stuff. Use any or all of these adhesives as you prefer. A good, straight building board at least 36" long by 8" wide is a must. A Moto-Tool and a jigsaw, while not a must, would be handy. Grab the pins, masking tape, plastic wrap or waxed paper, clear the debris from your last project off your bench, and let's get this bird built!
SECTION 1: WING ASSEMBLY.
1. Pin the 1/8 x 1/4 bottom wing spar in place directly over the plans. Position all of the ribs in place over the bottom spar and the plans but do not glue in place yet.
2. Pin the bottom 1/8 square trailing edge rib cap in place over the plans, making sure that it is in firm contact with the bottom rear of each rib. A long straightedge is helpful with this step.
3. Remove each rib, apply glue to the bottom spar notch and the bottom rear, and reposition in place, Be sure that each rib is truly upright by using a small triangle. As shown on the plans, leave a 3/32 gap between the two W-1 ribs.
4. Apply glue to the leading edge of each rib and glue the 1/4 x 1/2 leading edge in place. Use scrap supports as shown on the plans to obtain a butt-fit with each rib.
5. Cut two pieces of 1/8 square balsa to make the two upper trailing edge rib caps - these are 9-1/2 long. Glue these two pieces in place, outboard of the aileron torque rods, as shown on the plans. When dry, sand the upper edges of these rib caps until they are flush with the top contour of the ribs..."
Quote: "Steve, Here is the Warlock 05, a small .049 sized pylon-aerobat. 32.5 in span, could easily be a 4 channel plane these days using a Thunder Tiger GP .07 or of course electric power. Heck, you could even put in micro retractable undercarriage."
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Update 12/05/2019: Added kit manual, thanks to RichL.
Quote: "Good day Steve and Mary, I recently had the good fortune to land an Airtronics Warlock 05 from Ebay. As I see you already have the plans available, I thought I could add a scan of the associated manual. Regards, Rich"
Update 29/03/2020: Added kit review from RCM December 1981, thanks to RFJ.
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Kit manual, 8 pages complete.
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User commentsAdded some photos of the Warlock 05 box and kit, thanks to Jeff Green [more pics 003-005].
Mary - 09/05/2018
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