Dyke Delta JD-2 (oz6415)

 

Dyke Delta JD-2 (oz6415) by Laddie Mikulasko from RCMplans - plan thumbnail

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Dyke Delta JD-2. Sport scale model by Laddie Mikulasko. For OS 26 4-stroke engine.

Quote: "Lowering the wing loading while increasing the power loading had a dramatic effect on the model's performance. I am sure that the electric version can be made to fly much better by using a different gear ratio. The model is a good stable flier with take-offs and landings being straightforward. Although the plane wasn't designed to do aerobatics, it will loop and roll but, as with any delta plane, it will not spin. When stalled it drops the nose, picks up flying speed, and recovers almost immediately. The take-off is only practical using a hard surfaced runway since the scale nose wheel is very small. If you decide to build the Dyke Delta, be certain to select light wood. Before you start building the model, you should be aware that the model uses elevons for control. You may use either a mechanical or electronic mixer. On my model I used a mechanical type manufactured by the Logictrol Company years ago; however, the Du-Bro Company manufactures a different but acceptable style. The easiest installation is the electronic type that is a feature of most newer radios. Before any construction is attempted please study the drawings. To make building of the model easier, I numbered all of the pieces and will refer to individual parts by numbers. Construction: The model is built in one piece directly over the plan. The only detachable parts arc the cowl and rear of the cabin. Start by cutting out all the ribs and formers..."

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