PAA-Packet (oz7371)

 

PAA-Packet (oz7371) by Peter Holland from Aeromodeller 1954 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

PAA-Packet. Free flight PAA competition model.

Quote: "Most modellers prefer a quick form of construction, and the PAA-Packet is no exception to the 'quickie' tradition, it follows the layout of some successful 1-1/2cc FAI models previously built, with the same airfoil section (one devloped in the Apsley Club's wind tunnel) Theory was proved when the completed airframe came out at 4.15 oz, making 7 oz with the engine, and 11 oz loaded. A veteran ED Bee was used for the qualifying flight, and although it could only manage about 5,000 rpm gave a still air flight of 1 min 40 on a 15 second run, having a very tight left spiral climb..."

Update 04/04/2017: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

Quote: "I spotted the note about the RCGroups build-off starting in April. I have no idea what that is but I had a quick browse through some of the plans and spotted one needing cleaning, PAA Packet ID 7371. As it could be needed urgently I downloaded it and cleaned it on an 'emergency' basis and have attached it together with its cleaned article. Tony"

[see www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2862758 for details of the 2017 TBD-2 Build off]

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Article page, text and pics.

Previous scan version.

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PAA-Packet (oz7371) by Peter Holland from Aeromodeller 1954 - model pic

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User comments

Nice one, Tony. Someone really should build this one, now. Funnily, I always see this as a twin, from the side view. Would look good that way, too.
SteveWMD - 04/04/2017
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  • Plan File Filesize: 374KB Filename: PAA_Packet_Feb_54_oz7371.pdf
  • Supplement Filesize: 204KB Filename: PAA_Packet_Feb_54_oz7371_article.pdf
  • Supplement Filesize: 2895KB Filename: PAA_Packet_Feb_54_oz7371_previous.pdf
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