American Eagle Eaglet (oz7133)

 

American Eagle Eaglet (oz7133) by Dale Black from Leisure Electronics 1987 - plan thumbnail

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American Eagle Eaglet. Scale model for radio control and electric motor.

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Quote: "New! Leisure introduces the electric scale American Eaglet.

The American Eaglet was the first light-plane to receive a type certificate to carry two people on only 45 horsepower. The Eaglet was a 1930's contemporary of the Aeronca C3, Taylor Cub, the Health Parasol, and the Pietenpol Air Camper. The Eaglet's gentle flying characteristics were the reason many flying schools of the day chose it as their standard instructional aircraft.

Leisure's easy-to-build scale model kit of the American Eaglet is '05' electric powered and shares the gentle flight characteristics of the full scale aircraft.

Scaled 1.8 inches-to-foot, the model features a span of 62 inches and a wing area of 571 square inches. Its lightweight structure (40 - 41 oz flying weight) allows a low wing loading of only 10.4 ounces per square foot. When combined with a Leisure flight system turning an 11 x 5 prop, flight performance is spectacular.

Takeoff occurs after a 20 foot ground roll, climb-out is brisk and the model has been thermaled in moderate lift conditions. Gentle landings are a breeze.

Scale details and documentation included on the plans make this a scale contest winner.

The American Eaglet is powered by an LTSO '05' motor geared 2.5 to 1, a 7 cell 800 ma battery pack and switch harness, which comes pre-packaged in Leisure's complete flight system: #603A."

Update 24/03/2020: Added kit review from RCM April 1990, thanks to RFJ.

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    American Eagle Eaglet
    by Dale Black
    from Leisure Electronics
    1987 
    62in span
    Scale Electric R/C Parasol Civil
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 17/10/2015
    Filesize: 723KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: dfritzke

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