Basic 60 (Shoulder Wing) (oz6946)
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Basic .60 (shoulder wing version). Radio control sport model.
Quote: "The high wing version of the 'Basic .60' is a good compromise of design in the sport type category. Although it could not be considered a primary trainer since it has very little self-correcting tendencies, its control feel can be made to be very docile. It would be an excellent choice for those who have mastered the basic skills of getting up and down in one piece and are ready to move to a more responsive craft. The engine power and control throws used will determine the nature of the beast.
I tried a number of different engine set-ups in the prototype testing. With a .45 2-stroke and using control throws in the minimum range, the ship had a very docile type feel with a very slow stall speed. The nose will drop straight forward with no tip stalling apparent. This would be the way to go if you are just interested in puttering around the field with a user friendly aircraft. Just keep the CG in the forward portion of the range for added stability.
If you choose to use a .45 size engine, care will have to be used in the wood selection and building process to keep the weight down or nose weight will have to be added. Lightening holes cut in the plank elevators and stabilizer would help this condition. All of the construction techniques are very straightforward with a box type fuselage and constant chord built-up wing. This will keep construction time down to a minimum.
If you are of the more brave at heart, a piped .45 or .60 2-stroke up front and larger control throws and you have a totally different aircraft. It proved quite fast and will wrap around itself due to the short fuselage moments and low aspect ratio wing..."
Alex Bouknight's Basic .60 from issue 02-92.
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User commentsI am a French modelist living in north of France. I built a BASIC 60 (low wing version) in the month of January 2017. I used the original plan and I completely redesigned (CAO official license) respecting the original plan of the author [more pics 005]. The wing is made of PE covered with balsa 1.5mm very light. The ailerons are not full span. The weight of this model ready to fly is around 2,8 kg. I simply added a smoked cockpit and AHK(de) Fiberglass landing gear, white painted. This gives it a really nice look. The colors chosen are yellow sulfur and white (somewhat similar to RV3 RV4 colors). The engine is a 4T engine OS 62 FV. The flight is very fluid and pleasant. He passes the acrobatics and the barrels without too much "to barricade". I thank the author and Outerzone team for their plan. I invite all readers to make one.
JeanDL - 08/05/2017
As promised, I send to you some views of the BASIC 60 [more pics 006-009]. I waited for there to be a ray of sunshine with us to perform. Unlike legend, it does not rain only in Great Britain.
JeanDL - 10/05/2017
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