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Blitzen. Radio control cabin model, for .15 to .19 power.
Quote: "Blitzen, by Don Yearout. Is it realism and good looks you want in a cabin RC? Then, brother, look no farther.
Blitzen was originally designed as a flying test jig primarily for new radio control equipment for my employer, the CG Electronics Corp. of Albuquerque, NM. I was given the job of designing and building an all-purpose test plane - so, out came the drawing board and here's the result.
Blitzen has many desirable characteristics, some of which are strong, light and fairly simple construction, ability to carry a great variety of loads without noticeably disturbing the flight characteristics, and excellent wind penetration which, although increasing the speed of the plane somewhat, permits flying in breezes which would ground many models.
When Fibreglass covers the nose section, the crash-resistance of Blitzen must be seen to be appreciated. Powerplant size is not very important, with .15 to .19 displacement engines serving most purposes, although one early model was pulled around by a Torp .35, meriting the name - Lightning.
Let's start construction with the wing. First, the main (front) spar is made of 1/4 x 1 in hard balsa and notched every 2 in along the total length..."
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