Funster 40


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Funster 40  
by Dick Tichenor
from RCMplans (ref:871)
August 1982 
72in span
Tags: IC R/C LowWing
all formers complete :)
got article :)

This plan was found online 08/04/2015 at:
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About this Plan

Funster 40 - Radio control sport model, for .40 power.

Quote:- "It is strange how some projects seem to get out of hand, but it is particularly heartwarming when everything works better than your wildest hopes. Such is the case with the RCM Funster 40. The Funster is the most versatile performing aircraft with the broadest range of capabilities that we have ever seen in a sport aircraft. We can honestly say that our enthusiasm over this bird can be described as ecstatic. The Funster concept was triggered by the success of the RCM Big Bird (RCM September 1980, plan #810) and the improved version, the RCM Big Bird Too (RCM October 1981, plan #849). The Big Birds were presented as the recommended first radio controlled airplane project, particularly for a person who either does not have, or does not want, an experienced RC'er to assist him. The huge response from modelers who were very happy with their success with the B.B.'s made us realize that there was a need for a suggested second aircraft for those newcomers to the hobby who had learned to fly and felt comfortable with the B.B.'s.
Now, as for the Funster concept, there is nothing new, exotic, or unusual involved. We have simply assembled a combination of features that have been proven over the years to achieve the desired flying characteristics. First, we wanted slow flight capability with good inherent stability and it must be a very tolerant and forgiving aircraft. We also wanted reasonably snappy take-off capability and maneuverability when needed, large wheels on tricycle gear..." Scanning by Don at EAC, cleanup by theshadow.

Supplementary files

Article pages, text and pics. Also, a correction drawing to this plan was published in the Oct 1982 RCM. The correction shows tailplane horizontal stab set at zero incidence. [Note: as best I can tell, this correction has already been incorporated into this version of the plan. Always worth double checking though.]


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