Pou Du Ciel - Flying Flea - Scale model for radio control. Scale is 1/4.
Quote: "I've always felt the Pou had possibilities as an R/C model. The aircraft had more character and personality than the law now allows! Since Henri's goal was simplicity, the model had to be easy to build too. First I located a set of plans for a 1in Scale Pou drawn by Ken Hamilton back in the 1930's. This British version had a 22' wingspan and a 30 horse Ford automobile engine for power. G-ADMH had a cowl around the engine making the model's nose much easier to build. I was most fortunate to run into Mr. Hamilton at a free-flight scale contest shortly after I obtained his plans. I picked his brain for ideas and he proved most helpful. I'm not ashamed to admit, my Pou is scaled from his great drawings! Thanks, Ken! Next I contacted Bill Hannan, regarding color information and anything else that would be helpful. Now I was armed with as much information as possible, so on to the building board ...Since Quarter Scale models are the rage, I enlarged the Pou to that size. Believe me, it flies just as well, if not better. So build it light, don't over-power it and, for gosh sakes, get the incidence angles right! If you follow those guidelines, yours will fly as good as mine does, so let's build one..."
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