Voltroliner (oz4858)


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Voltroliner. Electric control line model, for T-03:15 electric motor.

Quote: "An old idea comes alive for powering flying models as we enter the 60's. The quiet, vibrationless running of an electric motor, can now be utilized with limited success to fly controline and free-flight models.

For more than a generation now, there has been much talk about the successful application of electric power to model aircraft. However, until a year ago, success was limited to the experimenter and the highly skilled modeler.

Today, we find that several electric motors are commercially available, which can be used by the average builders, to successfully fly model airplanes if they are specifically designed to fit within the performance capabilities of the motor.

Because electric power is in the embryo stage, constant attention has been given to improving the engines that are presently available. Even as this is being written, we have been informed that new improvements to the T-03:15 electric motor which we are using in our 'Voltroliner' has been improved and should be available by the time you read this.

Another electric motor which is commercially available is the AP-35. A less expensive motor than the T-03:15, its weight is more than 50% greater and the power is approximately the same. For a controline model such as we have designed, with the batteries right on the handle, the performance is quite satisfactory with either engine and ideally suited for the newer modeler.

Free-flight performance is also possible with these engines, and because of its lighter weight and lesser battery requirements, the T-03:15 is the more desirable to use. Though we have not heard of any new motors being made commercially available, in all probability there will be others, and it is quite possible American productivity may eventually shine through. Only time will tell.

Our design layout lends itself to quick and easy enlargement from the magazine plan. The drawings are shown half size and all key dimaensions have been inidcated right o the plan to save you time.

Begin fuselage assembly by first cuttting out two 1/16 soft sheet sides to the profile outline of the model..."

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What would be a modern replacement for the motor in this with the same style powered set up? (as in power running through the lines)
Tommy - 17/11/2023
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