Honker Bipe


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Honker Bipe  
by Dave Thornburg, Dick Roberts
from RCMplans (ref:552)
March 1974 
36in span
Tags: IC R/C Biplane
all formers complete :)
got article :)

Submitted to Outerzone: 26/08/2014
Outerzone planID: oz5801 | Filesize: 449KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: TatumStewart


About this Plan

Honker Bipe - Radio control sport model. Design uses a Jedelsky style wing.

Quote: - "No ribs, no spars, no dihedral braces - just two pieces of sheet balsa laminated at a 6 degree angle and razor planed to airfoil shape. Too crude you say - looks like a hand launch glider. But how long since you've seen a well-designed hand launch fly? The fact is, we've thermalled the number two prototype out here in Albuquerque, and slope-soared the same plane (dead stick) out at Torrey Pines..."

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Supplementary files

Article pages, text and pics, thanks to hlsat.


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User comments

A fellow flyer said I should send you a few pictures of my Honker Bipe [more pics 003-006]. I just built this from an old Marks Models kit. Added strip ailerons to the lower wing and reduced the dihedral. She is covered with Solartex and e-powered.
TomSmith - 29/05/2017
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