Miss Keeto (oz7903)
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Miss Keeto. Low wing sport model for .19 - .40 power and 2 channel radio.
Quote: "Miss Keto, by Ted Strader.
The Scorpion (oz1136) had hardly made its first pass of the field when I began to envision a low wing configuration of the same size - using essentially the same general type wing structure. There was a long stretch of time between the original thought and any tangible ex-ample of what path that thought would finally take.
Early this year I finally got around to scribbling out some ideas. The basic thought was la build a squarish type which would be strong, spacious and still have appealling lines. 'Miss Keeto' is certainly spacious with regard to places to install equipment. You should encounter no difficulty installing any of the modern, as well as some of the older bulkier rigs still floating around.
At one time I planned to mount the rudder and elevator servos, of my new single channel dual simultaneous pulse system up in the cockpit enclosure. The third servo for throttle can be positioned on the ledge at the rear of the tank cavity just beneath the forward hatch cover..."
Hi Mary/Steve - Here is Ted Strader's Miss Keeto from Flying Models magazine issue 11-66.
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User commentsTed Strader was a prolific designer back in this time period. I built several of his designs back in the day. All of the ones I constructed, Nomad, Gypsy and Easy One, suffered the same design flaw, insufficient dihedral. With no ailerons, rudder control just wasn't enough. The Nomad and Easy One were a little sluggish but the Gypsy was unflyable. If you build this good looking model, save yourself some heartache and add ailerons.
DougSmith - 26/07/2016
Ted Strader died recently, in October of 2015. I built his Miss L and Whirlwind with added ailerons, coupled to the rudder, which had to be done to fly a 4 function plane with a 3 channel radio. Both flew well. The Miss L was in Flying Models and the plans had dimensions and full size patterns so scratch building one from just the magazine article was a breeze. (You have those plans posted and I recommend that one.) Doug S. makes a good point though, rudder only planes need dihedral to turn, and low wingers need even more. But RO planes can fly very well indeed if you get 'em right.
dfritzke - 27/07/2016
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