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Pharaoh Radio control STOL sport model.
Quote:- "Using both slats and flaps, this .40 powered sport flier is your ticket to some 'slow flight' fun. Pharaoh, by Steven Galea.
The Pharaoh is a 60 inch span model designed for short take-off and landing and safe slow speed flying. I had intended to design and construct a model of this type for quite a long time, and now at last, after finishing other projects, I have gotten around to doing it.
A high aspect ratio and high lift wing section was called for, so as to produce safe slow flying characteristics. The parasol wing also helps in this respect as well as making the Pharaoh look a bit different from the rest. Flaps and slats were added to make an effective STOL machine.
Construction of the model is very simple and should be of no problem to any of you balsa cutters.
Fuselage construction is the standard box type with rounded top decking. The best way is to prepare a kit of all the pans needed, Fuselage sides are made from 3/32 medium hard sheet balsa, to these, 1/4 in sheet doublers and 1/4 sq in longerons are added. Note that the fire wall has a small amount of side and down thrust; therefore, the front doublers have to be cut keeping this in mind. At this point, be sure to make one left and one right fuselage side. Next, all formers can be added and the sides joined together, making sure that everything is glued straight and square.
The fuselage is nearly complete and all that is left is to put the top longerons in place, add the front decking, and sheet the fuselage bottom with 1/16" balsa. Before covering the top decking, the wing struts should be bolted in place to the ply plates. The bottom sheeting should be done cross-grain so that maximum strength is obtained. The rear top decking can be covered with balsa, but there is no structural need. I preferred to cover with heat shrink fabric, at the same time saving a bit of weight..."
Hi Mary/Steve, Here is Steve Galea's Pharaoh from RCM magazine issue 04-94. Regards,
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