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Saker. Radio contol sport pattern model, for 40 power.
Quote: "Building and Flying Instructions for the Solution Aeromodel Company 'Saker'.
The Saker was designed to be the model pilot's first low-wing airplane, sort of a stepping stone from high-wing trainers to high-performance pattern and scale models. It's also an excellent advanced aerobatic trainer and sport flyer.
The light wing loading of the model allows it to be flown slowly without falling out of the sky. Stalls are gentle and the model has no viscious traits, like snap rolling when stalled, etc.
The Saker is a good and honest airplane, but like any model, it is only as good as it is built. So take your time and do it right.
Read through the instructions and study the plans and photographs before you begin. You will need basic modeling tools: hand drill, xacto knife, pins, sandpaper, small clamps (clothes pins work well), a small square or draftsman's triangle,etc. A 24 x 48 inch piece of white building board (Celotex) or an acoustic ceiling tile placed on a flat, smooth surface makes a good building board that is easy to push straight pins into.
The materials and hardware items not included in the kit are indicated on the plans by an asterisk (*) after their names. White glue and epoxy are recommended for all glue joints. The new cyanoacrylate glues work well also, but we do not recommend them for gluing any high stress joints (firewall, landing gear mounts, dihedral brace, etc) Remember: He who builds an airplane on a crooked building board will have a crooked airplane.
Construction. 1. Cut center out of the fuselage formers using the templates on the plans as a guide. Glue 1/4 in sq balsa stiffeners to the formers. Glue 1/8 in ply doubler to former..."
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Quote: "Steve, Here is an obscure one for you. The Saker was .40 size sport pattern ship that was sold by Solution Aeromodel of New Mexico USA back in the early 80s for a very short time. I believe this was their only kit. I bought a framed up kit from e-bay and decided more of the modeling world should have an opportunity to build one. Span is 51in. Length is 43in. Weight 4-5 lbs. Area 523 sq in, for .40 Power, 4-5 channel. By Stan Johnson. The Jan. 1983 Flying Models (RIP) review mentions the owner of the company was Ron Booth. This plane was also favorably reviewed by RCM (or MAN?)"
Update 10/12/2020: Added kit review from RCM, June 1978, thanks to RFJ.
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