Astron 40 (oz7997)


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Astron 40. Radio control sport model, with X-wing styling. Uses foam core wings.

Quote: "It was inevitable that interest in the .19 powered Astron would lead to the development of the Astron .40 which, due to the wing area, could more appropriately be called the Astron eight-eighty.

Those who have built, seen, or flown the Simitar 540 (oz10196) will be interested in knowing that the Astron .40 can fly faster and slower than the 540. Though the Astron .40 can be flown two channel (aileron and elevator), it is recommended that it be flown with four channels - the two additional channels for engine control and nose wheel steering.

The Astron .40 is definitely new and different - always a crowd pleaser! Witness the fact that the Astron in the air, with its X-wing configuration, will not only stop cars passing the field but the drivers eventually get out, run across the field and ask: Do you guys fly these for the movies or TV?

Obviously the development of the Astron .40, from start to flying, has been a successful and rewarding project. For your convenience Astron .40 wing cores ($18.00) and 1/64 plywood sheeting ($16.00) may be ordered from Soaring Research, 19216 Calvert St., Reseda, CA 91335, telephone (213) 344-6391. Add $2.00 for shipping, California residents add 6% sales tax.

Construction. Glue and pin 1/8 balsa leading and trailing edges to foam cores. Make sure to keep wing panels free from bends or warp. Cut out fuselage parts sides, top, bottom, formers and firewall. Pin fuselage bottom down on a flat surface. Glue and pin fuselage sides to fuselage bottom. Glue and pin 1/2 in triangle stock into the bottom inside corners (where the fuselage sides meet the fuselage bottom). Glue firewall in place. Glue 1/2 in triangle stock to the top inside edge of the fuselage sides. Glue and pin fuselage front top 1/4 in sheet in place... ."

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