Big Impala (oz6586)
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Veron Big Impala. Radio control slope soarer.
Quote: "The BIG IMPALA at 74in (1880 mm) span has been introduced as a larger development of the phenomenally successful 52in Veron Impala ( oz4658) which set the original standard and form for a stable, dependable, tough and compact One or Two Channel Radio Hillside Soarer.
A great innovation is the use of uniform plastic wing (and tail) ribs designed with T-girder flanges for rigidity and to hold to even camber the highly successful high - lift medium speed aerofoil section; also the two basic formers in rigidly designed plastic to simplify construction and assembly of the fuselage.
The alternative options with the design are for 2 Channel Radio with Standard Dihedral for Rudder and Elevator, or for 3 Channels with reduced Dihedral for Rudder, Elevator and Ailerons. Substantial trailing edge material is provided for the ailerons to be cut out of the balsa wing structure and hinged on.
Also the nose-block is designed to be secured with a nylon bolt and removable to permit a nylon or metal motor mount for converting to auxiliary power by fitting a Diesel or Glow-Motor of up to 1.8 cc (.11 cu in) capacity. The motor mount is not provided. Power can be applied to both versions.
Simple tools are needed. For the general balsa and plywood structure use BRITFIX 55 White PVA Adhesive. For ABS Plastic ribs and Formers to Balsa or plywood use a heavy grade of Contact Glue (as used for bonding 'Formica') used as a normal glue by application when wet, not tack dry, or HUMBROL 66 Balsa Cement. BRITFIX 88 Epoxy glue will also be necessary in a very small quantity. HUMBROL Clear Shrinking Dope is used - with HUMBROL Coloured Dopes or Enamels for decor - for lightweight nylon, Chiffon - nylon or the Modelspan tissue supplied. Iron-on Mylar sheeting is also recommended such as SOLARFILM..."
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Update 20/04/2018: added kit review from RCM&E, August 1976, thanks to RFJ.
Update 16/10/2018: Added kit review from Radio Modeller, June 1976 thanks to RFJ.
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