Mini Pronto (oz5228)


Mini Pronto (oz5228) by David Boddington from RCME 1989 - plan thumbnail

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Mini Pronto. Radio control sport model. 48in wingspan. The original Pronto (oz8748) was 54in span. This here is a smaller version at 48 in.

Quote: "48inch wing span Basic Trainer, for .15 to .19 engines and three function radio equipment. Mini-Pronto, by David Boddington.

AS THE CONSTRUCTION of the Pronto-G, big brother, was described in the October issue I will limit the instructions here to basic notes. The picture-board series of construction photos should, in any case, be more than an adequate substitute for words. Just a few reminders.

Select your wood so that opposite pairs ie fuselage sides, wing spars, wing sheeting etc. are of equal quality (when purchasing wood from a stock you may find that every other sheet from a stack is paired, you can check by comparing grain). Avoid the temptation of choosing the strongest - and heaviest -balsawood for all parts, it is only needed for such items as wing spars. Weight watching is important at all stages of construction and finishing.

Work out the positions of your radio equipment and linkages before commencing construction, this is even more important with smaller models. Cut out the parts accurately, if you know you have made a mistake rectify it immediately, leave it for a while and you will probably forget it. When you are unsure whether your construction is sufficiently accurate, or strong enough, don't hesitate, just make that part again. A well built accurate model will always fly better than one that has been thrown together.

Good luck with the Mini Pronto and watch out for next month's free booklet giving you advice and instructions on installing your equipment and learning to fly."

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Update 12/05/2016: article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

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Mini Pronto (oz5228) by David Boddington from RCME 1989 - model pic

  • (oz5228)
    Mini Pronto
    by David Boddington
    from RCME
    November 1989 
    48in span
    IC R/C
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 08/01/2014
    Filesize: 410KB
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