Taurus - plan thumbnail image

Taurus - completed model photo

by Ed Kazmirski
from Model Airplane News
January 1963 
70in span
Tags: IC R/C LowWing
all formers complete :)
got article :)

This plan was found online 20/04/2011 at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1265873&page=82
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About this Plan

Taurus - Classic pattern plane, for Veco .45 power. Contest winning design.

Quote: - "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% setion 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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User comments

The Taurus was my best RC model of the 1960s It followed the 'Orion' which was also an Ed Kazmerski design. In those days we flew with 'reeds' which were the digital control by the thumbs. For this large RC plane a .45 engine was best but it got a little 'squirrely' with a .60 engine. when we converted to proportional control it flew better with the wings swept back 2 inches on each side. also a .60 engine made it a pretty hot performer. I built a wing that was 10 inches shorter and 4 inch swept back and it was also a good pattern flier but did not land well so I went back to the 70 inch wing and .45 engine. I bought one Top Flight kit traced the parts and built six examples. The plans got pretty ratty but by that time the production had stopped.
JayHelt - 12/05/2014
In case you're wondering where the Andy Coutts pics have gone - they're over here on the Tauri page. Turns out I put them with the wrong plan - sorry!
Mary - 14/10/2016
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