Duellist 240 (oz5962)
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Pica Duellist 2/40 - Radio control sport/pattern twin. Span 67in, area 795 sq in, for two .35 to .46 engines.
Quote: "I've been looking for the Pica Duellist 240 for some time now. I finally found someone with a clean set. These were scanned from originals. You have the Duellist MkII (oz5632) on your site, however the original Duellist 240 plans in the kits pre-date the MkII and are slightly different. The tail shape is different and the wing is a little shorter."
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Update 05/10/2014: Added a scanned second version of the Pica Duellist plan, thanks to Min Min Man. Curiously, the main difference between the two plans (both Pica) is the credit for the name of the designer. So. This one (no date) shows Dave Platt as the designer, and was submitted by Min Min Man. Includes traced printwood parts on sheet 2.
Update 10/03/2017: Added scan of complete kit manual, thanks to Bernd57.
Supplementary file notes
Kit manual (20 pages complete, includes detailed illustrations).
Alternate version of the same plan. This one (dated 1990) shows Morten Tanger as the designer, and was submitted by Rocko. Includes parts ID sheet from the manual, scaled up to full size.
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User commentsI flew one of these back in the day, built by Bill Norman from the kit. Bill always thought that waaaaay too much power was almost enough, so he powered his model with two K&B 45 rear exhaust ducted fan engines with short tuned pipes. It went ballistic when they were running right, but they were the most temperamental engines I ever saw, I don't think they were meant to pull any normal size prop. Bill finally gave up on the K&B's and replaced them with O.S. 40's with rear exhaust. They didn't have as much power as the K&B's but at least they ran well, too well eventually. Bill made a wide open pass down the runway and the elevator fluttered off right in front of us, but it continued to fly and even had a slight climb. Much to our surprise, it flew well enough to make a fast belly landing in the grass without damage. Added balance weights cured the flutter problem and it flew again the next week. It was stable enough to fly well on just one engine, which it did many times with the original K&B's.
DougSmith - 04/08/2015
I'm thinking about building this plane and curious if two 61 Magnum four strokes would be too much for this? Thank you for your time
Christopher - 21/04/2019
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