Cloud Dancer (oz6512)
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Cloud Dancer - Radio control sport model.
Quote: "Do you want a large airplane with some real performance, but you're on a tight budget? Fred Reese's newest design will fill the bill!
The Cloud Dancer is a large and graceful acrobatic model that will fly well on relatively low power. The light wing loading gives very forgiving handling while providing exciting acrobatic flying.
There is very little in model design that is totally original. Elements of design are brought together in different ways to creak something 'new'. The Cloud Dancer at first appears to be just another combination of well used design components However, some new materials used along with some older building techniques on a design that is much larger than most off-the-shelf models designed for the same power, gives a model that is truly unique.
Overall, the appearance is that of a skinny P-51 with a different tail group, What makes the Cloud Dancer different is its size, light weight and ability to really perform on smaller engines. Designed for .40 to .60 sized 2-stroke engines and .60 to .80 4-stroke engines, the wingspan is 74 in with 850 sq in of area, yet it only weighs 6-1/2 lb, with an O.S. .61 4-stroke in the nose. This gives a wing loading of just 17 oz per sq ft. Comparable kits of similar sire will be at least a pound heavier and will need the largest recommended engine to make it fly right.
The Cloud Dnacer has been a success in every way. It is easy to fly, stable, forgiving, can be slowed right down like a trainer, yet is really fun to fly..."
Scanning by Don at EAC, cleanup by theshadow.
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