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SPINsation. Profile tailess sport model for radio control. Forward-swept wing. MVVS .40 engine shown.
Quote: "Congratulations on your purchase of the Morris Hobbies SPINsation! The name pretty much says it all on this unique design. We wanted an airplane that would pretty much be a show stopper every time it flew, and we succeeded! This design lends itself to having the sticks thrown into the corners at any attitude and speed, and the results are always exciting. To recover, just let go of the sticks and it instantly recovers. See Tips From the Knife Ace at the end of this manual for tips on how to perform a Lomcevac, a Pinwheel, a Pinwheel Spin, a Climbing Flat Spin and the indescribable 'Falling Leaf'.
Warning. Do not let the versatility of this design mislead you into using more power or speed than you should. The same precautions apply as do those on the 'wing on a stick' designs. Specifically; Use low pitch (4in) props to keep speed reasonable, and never use full power in a dive. Fatal flutter is a real possibility in a model, like this, that is designed to be very light and maneuverable.
This is not to discourage you from using a strong engine. Excess power is a lot of fun. We highly recommend either the powerful MVVS .40 engine with the tuned silencer, or the IRVINE 46 (along with the MVVS Tuned Silencer), either of which will pull a four pound SPINsation vertically out of sight. But we want you to remember to USE THE THROTTLE, and save full power for vertical climbs, lomcevaks, flat spins, etc.
Construction Notes.The entire SPiNsation is built by pinning it to the plans over a flat surface (the plans should be covered with wax paper). Thin and medium C/A may be used for all construction.
TIP: When securing end-grain balsa to other balsa, the C/A works much better if the open grain is misted slightly with a water bottle prior to applying the glue.
1. Assemble and secure the six die cut pieces constituting the 3/8 Balsa Filler.
2. Pin the Balsa Filler in Place on the plans.
3. Cut, sand as necessary, and pin in place each of the 3/8 x 3/8 Sticks (to form the basic outline of the fuselage and fin).
4. Trim and secure each of the 1/8 x 3/8 sticks and the 3/8 x 3/8 Hardwood Gear Strap Retainers.
5. Remove all pins and block sand entire fuse to remove any high spots..."
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Update 19/12/2018: Added instruction manual, thanks to RussHauser.
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