RC Guillotine (oz7779)


RC Guillotine (oz7779) by Ed Niles 1971 - plan thumbnail

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RC Guillotine. Radio control version of the CL combat model, as published in AAM. For .19 power.

Quote: "THE COMBAT MATCH flown by two RC Voodoos at last year's Toledo Show impressed me more than anything else. Armed with the enthusiasm that this show generates and the idea of RC Combat, I made a trip to the local hobby shop in search of a kit which could accommodate almost any RC system. The CL Guillotine looked like the right plane because of its large wing area and thick airfoil.

The Guillotine was originally designed by John Carr for quick turning and minimal stalling on flight maneuvers. A success in Combat at local contests, it was the winner of four places in the 1970 Nationals. Working out the RC modifications and building the prototype took only two weeks.

The first flight showed that the RC Guillotine was extremely stable and most responsive. Landing this plane was a pleasure since the glide was excellent and positive control could be maintained right up to the stall point (about 9-10 mph).

We expected to run into a few problems with the little Enya 19 for power and a reduced stab area; but, to our relief, no difficulties materialized.

In fly-for-fun meets and demonstrations at contests throughout the Midwest, the RC Guillotine has had very good acceptance as an ideal sport plane. It has almost everything a Sunday flier wants: small size, quick and easy construction, excellent stability, maneuverability and low cost. However, it is not a beginner's plane..."

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