Loaded Dice (oz7337)

 

Loaded Dice (oz7337) by Terry Westrop from RCMplans 1991 - plan thumbnail

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Loaded Dice. Pattern plane.

Quote: "If you're looking for a new FAI Pattern ship, here's one that's a proven performer. Following its publication in RCM, February 1988, the Akro Special (oz6729) development continued to progress culminating in the cowled version complete with new sections for the wing and stabilizer. Five examples were produced, all proving very effective during 1989 and 1990.

To maintain 'change' and give a fresh look to the new design, a switch from the Razorback fuselage profile to a bubble type canopy was essential. To better serve the second FAI turnaround schedule introduced in 1988, Loaded Dice incorporates all the experience gained with Akro Special. The design configuration, basically long tail moment, naturally offers a much softer feel in pitch and yaw while roll efficiency remains unchanged and generous rudder area ensures good authority in stall turns. The long lean fuselage gives superb presentation especially along vertical sections of maneuvers. Though the airfoil sections are of the cleaner 'faster' type, speed flexibility remains unquestionable and on landings, the tailwheel can easily be made to touch first.

Although design consideration in F3A Competition Aerobatics must be decided on flight requirements, for me, the airplane must be a 'looker' and I hope you'll agree, Loaded Dice certainly is. Four Loaded Dice models have been built to date, and they have all exceeded expectations, weighing between 8 and 9 Ibs, in lavish color schemes consisting of paint and film. It would not be difficult to reduce the all-up weight by 1/2 Ib. In my past five National competitions, Loaded Dice has given me a 1st place, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th."

Hi Mary/Steve - Here is Terry Westrop's Loaded Dice from RCM magazine issue 11-91. Regards,

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 19/09/2019: Added article 2, Trimming Article for Loaded Dice, from RCM&E August 1993, thanks to RFJ.

Quote: "Terry Westrop gives advice on trimming his Nats winning F3A design..."

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Article 2.

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Loaded Dice (oz7337) by Terry Westrop from RCMplans 1991 - model pic

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  • (oz7337)
    Loaded Dice
    by Terry Westrop
    from RCMplans (ref:1104)
    November 1991 
    66in span
    IC R/C
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 22/12/2015
    Filesize: 1171KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: theshadow

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