Climax Delta (oz5875)

 

Climax Delta (oz5875) by Clay Ramskill from RCMplans 1993 - plan thumbnail

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Climax Delta. Radio contrrol sport model. Delta deisgn for Fox .40 power.

Quote: "CliMax Delta. This Sport Delta is a real performer, and with a hot .40-.50 2-stroke up front, it's sure to provide plenty of excitement! By Clay Ramskill.

Have you reached the point where all the available kits seem to be about the same? Where all your planes are satisfying, but none really thrill you? Are you suffering from a lack of contrast in your flying stable?

CliMax could be the alternative you seek. This sleek delta never fails to attract attention, it looks different and it certainly flies differently. This is not an aircraft for the inexperienced flier - but if you can handle high speeds and very high roll rates, CliMax will add some spice to your flying. Learning to fly this type of airplane well, will make you a far better, more versatile pilot.

The design includes low frontal area for high speed potential, low wing loading for maneuverability and slow speed capability, a short wingspan for a high roll rate, powerful elevon control, and excellent pitch stability.

The delta wing planform is not a panacea of design that will do everything; after all, how many do you see around the local airport? But you'll likely find some at military airfields, worldwide, where their speed potential, high maneuverability, and stall characteristics make them ideal for combat purposes. And your first flying model was most likely a delta; if you folded your sheet of tablet paper correctly, it flew well.

Design Philosophy: I prefer my designs to look like a full-size plane - in this ease, a relatively small, perhaps home-built aircraft. The model must have provision for and interior volume for a pilot; about 1/6 scale for CliMax. My planes must slow down to land easily on a 200 - 300 ft runway. They must be strong enough to last through hundreds of sport flights, and the occasional hard landing. Above all, they must perform, and perform with an inexpensive sport engine..."

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