Southern Eagle (oz4929)


Southern Eagle (oz4929) by Bill Proffitt 2001 - plan thumbnail

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Southern Eagle. Radio control sport model. OS FS .70 Surpass 4 stroke shown.

Quote: "The Southern Eagle a presented in this RCM construction article was designed by Bill Profitt and is one of those truly great flying models. It has its heritage in the successful American pattern/competition models of a few years back. The Southern Eagle tracks in flight like a Tomahawk cruise missile seeking its target - it goes where you point it! It's a wonderful flying sport model and it ill take a wide variety of engines from .70 - .91 4-stroke, and .45 - .62 2-stroke, and it will control nicely with a simple 4 channel radio.

The plans and construction text are by Bill Profitt; the building sequence is by Don McGeorge; and Stu Richmond did the photos. Bill's model weighs six pounds and flies with an Enya .80; Stu's (in these photos) weighs 6-1/2 pounds and flies with an O.S. 90 Surpass. These three modelers hope you'll build a Southern Eagle and have the flying fun they're enjoying.

The Southern Eagles Squadron of which I am a member is mostly comprised of retired seasoned citizens who have grown up in this hobby. Almost all of us started out building rubber powered stick and tissue models before World War II...

...we all flew Mode I, having recently switched from Reeds, except for a few guys like Joe Bridi and Pappy DeBolt, who flew single stick.

Back in those glorious days most of us flew what was known as Class C pattern aircraft. There were hundreds of designs, and they were great performers. Timeless aircraft like Phil Kraft's Kwik Fli (oz6526), Doug Spreng's Stormer (oz5794), Joe Bridi's Sun Fli (oz7716) and Kaos (oz6521), Bob Dunn's Astro Hog (oz4756), Ed Kazmirski's Taurus (oz612), and Jim Whitley's Daddy Rabbit (oz5535) can still be seen flying at almost any flying field today, almost forty years later.

The Southern Eagle is a nostagic salute to all these R/C pioneers and their design contributions to that exciting era. The Southern Eagle, like all the Class C aircraft of that time, has a host of ancestors..."

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Southern Eagle (oz4929) by Bill Proffitt 2001 - model pic

  • (oz4929)
    Southern Eagle
    by Bill Proffitt
    from RCMplans (ref:1302)
    October 2001 
    63in span
    IC R/C LowWing
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 13/10/2013
    Filesize: 569KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: MarkS
    Downloads: 3511

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