Heath Parasol (oz4955)
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Heath Parasol. Radio control scale model.
Quote: "Most famous sport plane of its day, this open cockpit ship makes good scale RC or, with .075's, an unusual free flight subject. Sturdy as well. Heath Parasol, by Ed Yulke.
The Heath Parasol RC model shown here represents the realization of a long dream for the writer - the first 'real' flying scale model in 27 years of modeling. Rubber flying scale meant either thin, analine dye dope for a finish, most details left off, or too heavy a model to fly properly. Half-A flying scale still left too much to be desired: the writer has a heavy hand with a paint brush!
The Heath shown here, with four coats of fuelproof colored dope and all details, including faired music wire struts, weighs just 40 oz. With an .099 engine this is just 400 oz per cu in power loading and the 17 oz wing loading means she has enough 'solidity' in the air to make a practical ship for a bit of breeze: she won't blow away.
The Heath has a smooth turn because of the long wing, good recovery stability stemming from low CG, yet good maneuverability through a generously sized rudder - in this case, the scale rudder! The Heath will turn in a mean precision pattern on its rudder-only control and is able to do a few of the aerobatics.
We refuse to state that the construction is simple. No RC model is simple to build, even from a die-cut kit. Constructuion is conventional. with a few more parts to make, like struts, windshield and numerals for authenticity...."
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