DH Gypsy Moth (oz5210)
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DH Gypsy Moth. Radio control stand-off-scale model biplane for .15 to .20 power.
Quote: "Of the many thousands of DH 60 Gypsy Moths which were made between 1925 and the mid-1930s, only about 36 examples ramain, 7 of which are in the USA. So if you want a Gypsy, you'll either have a long wait, or will have to make do with a model! The first scale model I ever saw performing was a big, light 5' span, single channel Gypsy Moth back in 1958, and I've had a soft spot for the ship ever since. One day, the urge became unbearable, the drawing paper came out ... and there she was!
The model is not far from scale. The engine compartment is slightly wider than scale in order to accommodate ihe HB .20; the wing section is 12% Clark Y instead of 6% RAF 15; and the wings are banded on. All this emphasizes that the ship is a sport model. A glance at the plans will show that she is quite lightly built. So if you're a lousy flier, get in some practice, and if you're between average and ace. please don't add excess weight by beefing her up, as you'll ruin the performance. She's strong enough to stand up to anything in the air, and flexible enough to survive many a rough landing. Mine has had hundreds of flights, and even more landings as I like doing 'touch and go's', but I'll say a word or two about flying technique later. My Gypsy's color scheme is that of Amy Johnson, and you shouldn't have too much difficulty finding an attractive scheme. In fact, I never let the absence of a good scheme prejudice my choice of subject. If diligent research is fruitless, then I merely paint the ship the scheme I'd have put on the real one!"
"Hi Steve - Here is Gordon Whitehead's D.H. Gypsy Moth from RCM magazine issue 08-78. Included is the full text and photos."
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Update 19/07/2017: added second article (Radio Modeller June 1977), thanks to RFJ.
Supplementary file notes
Plan file includes RCM magazine article.
Also second article, Radio Modeller June 1977.
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