Taurus - Classic pattern plane, for Veco .45 power. Contest winning design.
Quote: "In June '60 MAN we stated that our author's Orion (oz927) was the best multi offered to date - it was! Now wee go one step further and state his Taurus is the best. By best is meant just that. A look at the contest record shows that the man in the street in doing the winning.
The big difference in the Taurus is the thick wing section. We use a modified NACA 2419. Let's consider the advantages of the thick wing section. A thick wing section has lots of lift and plenty of drag. We need both. Why do we want drag? If we had a ship that always flew at the same speed, the control response would always be the same ...the lift characteristics of the 19% section at slow speeds is a big help in landings. We can bring the ship in slowly over the spot and there is no tendancy for the tip to stall..."
Update 17/08/2017: Added second article (one page, notes and drawing on modifying the Taurus for proportional control) thanks to davidterrell80, KraftyOne.
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