Little Mulligan (oz6642)
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Little Mulligan. Radio control model for 1/2A power. Uses the Ace foam wing.
Quote: "As deceptive as its full-size counterpart, this quickly built Half-A midget racer is the fastest we've flown to date. Little Mulligan by Fred Reese.
The Little Mulligan was conceived, and the structure completed, in just one day while visiting relatives in Oakland. I had just finished reading the article on the RCM 1/2A Racers and felt that this class would be ideal for simple-to-build vintage type racers. Using the Ace foam wings, there are many designs that could be adapted to give the look and the color of the 30's.
The Little Mulligan has proved to be a very reliable and pleasant little airplane to fly. I have about fifty flights on mine and the RCM staff has over 100 flights on Don Dewey's with the EK and Cannon two channel brick systems. it is extremely responsive to rudder and will do consecutive rudder rolls, Cuban Eights, Split-S's and other maneuvers normally requiring ailerons. (Ed's note: It is also substantially faster than any 1/2A Racer flown to date, despite its deceptive appearance).
For the first few flights use the regular Cox Glow Fuel until you get used to the airplane and have it trim-med out properly. Then switch to the Cox Racing Fuel for maximum perfor-mance: You'll find that with the racing fuel it is surprisingly fast. As I recall, the original Mr. Mulligan surprised everyone with its speed.
Construction. Begin by cutting out the fuselage sides and doublers from 3/32 sheet and the firewall and landing gear mount from 1/8 plywood. Note that the doublers are 1/4 smaller than the sides in front to allow the top and bottom 1/4 sheet pieces to be inset against the doublers. Contact cement the doublers to the fuselage sides and epoxy the firewall in place. Add the rear bulkhead and pull the tail to-gether and glue. I used Devcon 5-Minute Epoxy for all of these gluing steps and it really saved time. Epoxy the landing gear mount in place..."
Hi Steve - Here is Fred Reese's Little Mulligan from RCM magazine issue 03-72.
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Note this plan used the Ace Foam wing. For a plan showing how to construct a replacement wing in balsa (both tapered and straight-chord) see Ace Foam Wing (oz8557) thanks to AndyKunz.
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User commentsLooks remarkably like the “Tom Thumb” that was a kit from Galaxy models
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