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Scavenger. Amphibious model for free flight or radio control. August 1962 Flying Models.
Quote: "Scavenger, by Don McGovern
The Scavenger derives its name from its habit of gobbling up all available balsa, wheels, wire, silk, dope and assorted R/C gear lying about. It can do the same for you.
We concocted this amphibian to fill the need for a versatile flying boat, equally at home on land or water, and capable of excellent performance as a free-flight, with single channel, or an advanced multi control system.
To accomplish this end, a relatively large size was decided upon, slightly in excess of six foot span, with a length of 64 in. This permits a wide choice of powerplants, from .14 displacements for free-flight, on up to .56 or .60 power for heavy multi versions. .35 or .45 power is ideal, and hotter engines should be used only if your flying experience is considerable. Beef up here and there for the large engines, and conversely, save any weight you can when planning on smaller engines, as water take-offs require a very high power-to-weight ratio.
We recommend you assemble your nacelle in a manner which allows a fast engine change. In this way a dunked engine can be drained quickly, and test flights can be made with reduced power, with larger displacement engines substituted as you gain in experience in flying the design..."
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