Alpha (oz7386)


Alpha (oz7386) by Tom Runge from Ace RC 1978 - plan thumbnail

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Ace Alpha. Radio control sport model. Uses the Ace foam wing.

Quote: "When the Alpha was conceived and developed, several considerations were kept in mind. First, it needed to fly well on a large range of engines. Over a dozen prototypes were flown for two flying seasons with engines ranging from a Golden Bee .049 to a Tee Dee .09 - performance was found to be quite stable and forgiving with an .049 and with an ,09 loops, spins, rolls, and take-offs were possible with good speed and rocksteady tracking. For the beginner a good running Golden Bee, a Black Widow, or a Tee Dee .049 and two channels is recommended. The sport pilot will find the Alpha a ball with a good, hot .09 and three channels.

Secondly, the Alpha had to be sturdy enough to withstand the inevitable, unplanned, sudden, not-so-gentle landings which plague all of us. Extensive use of lite plywood and interlocked construction provided the strength to withstand an unusual amount of punishment and remain flight worthy with either no or a small amount of repair.

Also, construction of the Alpha had to be easy and quick. Simplicity, interlocking construction, quality machined and die cut parts and 5 minute epoxy provide this. The Alpha can be ready for finishing and radio installation in one long evening.

We hope you are happy with your Alpha kit. If it is your first effort in R/C, we wish you success, and hope you enjoy one of the most enjoyable and rewarding hobbies in existence."

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Alpha (oz7386) by Tom Runge from Ace RC 1978 - model pic

  • (oz7386)
    by Tom Runge
    from Ace RC (ref:50L212)
    40in span
    IC R/C Cabin Trainer
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 11/01/2016
    Filesize: 389KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: dfritzke

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