Cassutt (oz5989)


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Cassutt. Club 20 racer. 32-1/2in wingspan, 313 sq in area, for .20 power and 4 channel RC. Model # pl-657. Designed by Gordon Whitehead and featured in RCM 9-76.

Quote: "Quarter Midget and Half-A Pylon Racing, conceived and introduced by R/C Modeler Magazine as competition events for the sport flyer, have nearly reached the degree of specialization of Formula I. Whether racing stock Volkswagens or Indy 500's, the speed is relative, as long as each is racing in its own class against equal machines conforming to standard parameters. This is why Club 20 racing has become the most popular sport racing event in the United Kingdom. RCM is proud to introduce it in the United States, along with plans for a Cassutt Club 20 racer. By Gordon E Whitehead.

The Cassutt modeled here is semi-scale, because I've stretched and squashed it here and there there to fit the Club 20 rules. The tail area is 20% of the wing area, and the tail moment was kept long to ensure a smooth flying ship.

Construction. The wing is simple, but the fuselage is a little more complicated and should not be started until the wing has been built and the aileron horns installed. Cut out all parts before you start and assembly will flow easily.

Wing: Lay down the bottom spar, glue the notched web and ribs in place, followed by the top spar and false leading edge. The ribs will need blocking up until the above assembly is dry..."

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Update 06/03/2017: added article, thanks to RFJ.

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Cassutt (oz5989) by Gordon Whitehead 1976 - model pic

  • (oz5989)
    by Gordon Whitehead
    from RCMplans (ref:657)
    September 1976 
    33in span
    Scale IC R/C Cabin Civil
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 25/09/2014
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