Small Wonder


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Small Wonder  
by GF Jennings
from RCMplans (ref:673)
January 1977 
46in span
Tags: IC R/C Parasol
all formers complete :)
got article :)

This plan was found online 11/05/2014 at:
Outerzone planID: oz5581 | Filesize: 749KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: ozrs, AusterPilot


About this Plan

Small Wonder - Three channel .15 size home-built style parasol wing sport model.

Quote: - "Small Wonder is a fun airplane! You can relax, have a ball, and fly as much as you like on a minimum investment with this airplane! I have always had a soft spot in my heart for parasol airplanes ...with 320 sq, in. of wing area, three channel radio, O.S. 15 R/C engine and a healthy epoxy paint finish, the flying weight is 2-1/2 pounds. This results in a wing loading of 18 oz. per sq. ft. and is right in the ballpark. If you want a real floater, use an .09 engine, and cover with Solarfilm and it should weigh in at 2-1/4 pounds or less! In the flying department, Small Wonder excels. Take-offs are effortless and requires very little rudder correction. Lift-off is smooth with no zoom and, once airborne, the ship is rock solid and goes where you point it. With an .09 engine in the nose, flight is slow and relaxed: however, a .15 provides enough zing to really tear up the sky. You may even be able to invent some aerobatic maneuvers of your own! Landings are easy with good control all the way in and. once back on the ground, you will be delighted with the ground handling. Construction is easy, quick and economical. Don't let the curved fuselage top and cabane struts throw you. Uncle George has engineered out the hard part..."

Update 10/09/2014: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (scanned from a full-size plan), thanks to AusterPilot.

Supplementary files

Article pages, text and pics - very detailed with good build pics.


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User comments

I have attached a photo of my RCM Small Wonder [more pics 003]. It was my first scratch build. About 1985.
ScottBlack - 08/02/2017
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