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DeBolt Interceptor. Radio control pattern plane, Veco .45 engine shown.
Quote: "The ultimate is the way Pappy describes his latest multi stunter and if the name is correct, we have a maneouverable, high speed point scorer that can go right out and shoot down the best of the competition. Interceptor, by Hal deBolt.
My pet ambition for some years has been to take the time, throw caution to the winds, forget the commercial aspects and develop the best multi design as I know the laws of aerodynamics can produce. Anything which I have produced hereto has always been tempered by compromise in construction, assembly time and simplicity of maintenance. Also, not until the advent of the retractable landing gear, did we have all the requirements for super performance design. Now, however, we have the required equipment plus its reliability to make such a project feasible.
Before any actual paperwork was undertaken, a considerable amount of reviewing was needed to refresh our memory and also to have a look at the latest in aerodynamics. Special attention was given to airfoils to be certain that the wing, the most important part of any airplane, would be as efficient as possible.
I should like to give credit to two flying friends, Jack Roth and Ken Person, who have lent a very welcome hand with the initial tooling and labor and have made it possible for the first models to be built as precisely as possible. Between us, we have now flown seven Interceptors, all of which performed identically well, including Person's who used 10-channel reed equipment in his plane. Ken operated his Retract-Gear with extreme reliability by the use of the BA-1 switch plate in his Bonner engine servo, Performance of this design is something to behold, though it is not recommended for the tyro RCers..."
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User commentsLooks like the plan has a bit of a crease down the center, so it is not perfectly aligned. I'm not quite sure if it would take a little, or a lot, of tweaking to get it straightened.
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