Mini Robot

 

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Mini Robot  
by M Pitcher
from RCME
April 1971 
36in span
Tags: IC R/C
all formers complete :)
got article :)


Submitted to Outerzone: 11/09/2015
Outerzone planID: oz7025 | Filesize: 512KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: AllanWarner

   

About this Plan

Mini Robot Mk V - Radio control sport model.

Quote: - "About three years ago my son bought a Veron Mini-Robot kit. The resulting model flew so well that I decided to build one for myself ...a friend suggested that all these new features should be incorporated in a new design which could be modified as required, all the way from a docile trainer to a hairy aerobatic bomb. Thus the Mk V was drawn, this time on tracing cloth so that the friend could have a copy (Mk V plan herewith). Still retaining the original areas, moments, dimensions, good performance was more or less guaranteed." Free plan given away with RCM&E, April 1971.

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Hi Mary, here are 2 photos of the Mini Robot MK-V I am building from the plan of the same down loaded from the Outerzone [more pics 003, 004]. It's an adaptation from the Veron Mini Robot as shown on the plan. Must say the thing is build like a tank - spruce spars and a ply D box wing. Perhaps it did not only sport German war marking but actually went to war? With some apprehension I build my version lighter. Funny how it's 1970s Germanized all the way - those kits are known to be as going down the design road of 'heavy build' and 'fast flying' as result and all that weight needs to come to a standstill on an unintentional impact with any solid object as Terrafirma might well be. As opposed to lightweight, often found in Veron kits, that is still strong enough and by no means slows down a fast engine and just saves you from closing a hole in the ground and engine to dig out on impact. Well I shall see if my apprehension is based on lack of insight this designer had or me when flying has commenced. He seems a very experienced designer, but saying that why is there no dihedral brace shown on the plan? Sure it needs that. With all these meandering thoughts I am very curious to know what the original Veron Mini Robot plan looks like. Perhaps a kit collector will become adventurous and let his plan step out of the box with accompanied thoughts and send a scan of it to the Outerzone and so the world to see.
Joost - 12/10/2017
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