Cessna Skylane 62 - Scale model for RC.
Quote from the plan text: - "Not surprisingly, when it took to the air, the familiar characteristics of smooth and easy flying, coupled with great load carrying ability, were repeated. The first ship was flown on rudder, elevator/ and engine. Response to rudder was strong, showing that with its great inherent stability the ship can definitely be flown on rudder-only. In this configuration, weight should be in the vicinity of 4 lbs, and a good 19 would be adequate power for sport flying. Our prototypes have an OS Max 35S R/C, which has plenty of reserve power for the ship's 5 lb. weight with multi equipment. One of the most enjoyable aspects of using this engine, besides its easy starting, was the way you could let it idle for minutes at a time while the ship cruised around at altitude, slowly descending, and then opening the throttle which showed to the surprise of onlookers that the engine was still there and ready to deliver."
Quote: "This is the Skylane that Carl Goldberg made which was based on his extremely successful 42in version. He once stated that he had hundreds of requests for this model. It took him some time to develop the kit but finally, around 1967 or 1968 he launched it. It was an immediate success!! Excellent flyer and very attractive although it is just semi-scale. This plan was extremely difficult to get but finally. we have it".
Update 10/04/2018: added kit review from Radio Modeller February 1968, thanks to RFJ.
Update 22/05/2018: added additional kit review, from RCM&E May 1969, thanks to RFJ.
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