Dancer (oz6150)

 

Dancer (oz6150) by Ed Elasick from Model Airplane News 1966 - plan thumbnail

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Dancer. CL model for Cox .010 power. Dancer, TeeDee .020 CL Stunt by Ed Elasick, January 1966 MAN.

Quote: "Indoor/outdoor control stunt is something we have thought of for years, but like the weather have never done anything about it until the Dancer.

Have you ever been sitting in the living room watching television, and suddenly you get the urge to go flying? Well, if you did, you probably got your plane ready and went outside, but you can't fly because the sky looks as though it is ready to fall. The wind is up to approximately 40 knots and it is starting to rain. Don't be discouraged as again I have the answer: the Dancer - a tiny airplane that you can fly in your basement. All you need is about ninety cents worth of wood, a Thimble Drone .010 engine and one hour of building time. Oh, incidentally, a little glue and some pins will help. Sound terrific? Well, keep on reading.

This little airplane will do the entire AMA stunt pattern and more. Take her up to an elevation of five feet and snap full down. The Dancer will flip on its axis for you, just the way you're going to flip for the Dancer. Would you like to fly for an hour without stopping to refuel, and start the engine again? It's easy, once you get about five minutes of practice with her. All you need is one pit-man with a fuel bulb nearby. Stand her vertical in the air, while your pit-man fuels her up. This is strictly for lazy fliers! It's really sensational!

Hey friend, do you like to be the hit at a contest? Take this little marvel to a meet some day and sneak behind a group of spectators that are watching stunt or scale. All you need is a ten-foot diameter plot of ground. Fire her up and you've taken the crowd away from the expensive events. Sounds mean, doesn't it?

Let me tell of the fun my friends and I have had with the Dancer. It all started about one and a half years ago when my brother Bruce and I had nothing to do. All the kits we had were built and we were just about out of wood except for one sheet of 1/32 balsa, and a few scraps of 1/16 and 1/ 8 balsa.

Before I start to build anything, I always like to have something on paper, just in case it turns out well and I get the desire to build a few more. So I started drawing the plans with the help of my brother. The plans didn't take very long, compared to the house plans and gears that I had to draw in Mechanical Drawing class in my first two years of high school. After the plans were completed, we put the plane together in a matter of sixty minutes. Then we in-stalled the Thimble Drone .010 and had the surprise of our lives. We expected it to do a few loops and that's all, but it turned out to do things that weren't even in the stunt pattern. The plane flipped on its axis and sabre-danced.

One Sunday afternoon, I brought it to our club field to let a few club mem-bers try it. They, too, were amazed. I enter just about all the stunt meets in my area..."

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Dancer (oz6150) by Ed Elasick from Model Airplane News 1966 - model pic

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  • (oz6150)
    Dancer
    by Ed Elasick
    from Model Airplane News
    January 1966 
    14in span
    IC C/L
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 24/11/2014
    Filesize: 110KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: dfritzke

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