Golden Oldie - Radio control sports biplane model.
Quote: - "The Golden Oldie is not scale, but rather is a fantasy that grabs the character of the 1920's. The design is ideally suited to the new .40-.45 four cycle engines. This big, old biplane has really been a lot of fun. It flies slowly, realistically, and it is quiet. It is not the misplaced whine of a high revving engine, but rather there is a low throb as the Golden Oldie cruises down the runway. The power is an OS FS .40 four cycle engine. The slowness is deceiving because there is power to pull the biplane easily up through a loop without seeming to change speed. Perfect hammerheads are easy. The four huge ailerons give precise control, even at low speed, yet they are not sensitive. The Golden Oldie is incredibly easy to fly as it is very light for its size. Lightness is the secret for getting low powered models to perform. The Golden Oldie has a total wing area of 800 square inches, yet it weighs only 5-1/2 pounds.
This is my first experience with a four cycle engine and I am really pleased. The four stroke engine runs much slower than the usual model engine, but has more torque, which allows it to swing a larger propeller. Four stroke engines are much quieter than a muffled two stroke engine. Consequently; four stroke engines can be flown in places where other engines would be a noise problem.
The Golden Oldie is one-third Jenny, one-third Gypsy Moth and one-third fantasy. I wanted an airplane that looks real and flies like the real thing but I did not want to be confined to a fixed scale design and color scheme. I wanted to be able to express myself and have a flying machine that looks right. I also designed the Golden Oldie to be modified. You may prefer a Sopwith or Rumpler rudder and military markings. Any two inch to the foot accessories would be the right size. You could add a second cockpit and dummy engine cylinders and machine guns that are available from Williams Brothers. If you change the shape of the tail surfaces, maintain the approxmiate areas and do not reduce the span of the stabilizer or the height of the rudder. As shown, the Golden Oldie is very stable, and will be as long as the overall sizes are not changed. The Golden Oldie was designed for the new .40-.45 sized four cycle engines as currently made by OS, Enya and Saito. They are quiet and economical to run. An 11/6 gives the best performance with these engines. A .60 four cycle engine would fly the Golden Oldie nicely, but they are larger and heavier..."
Update 15/06/2017: Added article pages, thanks to hlsat, JHatton, RFJ.
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