Skywalker 1/2A (oz8134)


Skywalker 1/2A (oz8134) by Bill Evans 1985 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Skywalker .049. Radio control sport tailless model, for 1/2A power. Simitar series design by Bill Evans.

Note the Skywalker was published in three sizes as: Skywalker 1/2A, Skywalker .40 and Skywalker .61. All three plans were presented together in the same article, RCM March 1985.

Quote: "If you haven't tried the flying wing concept, this is a great opportunity. Presented in three different sizes by Bill Evans, so one should fit your needs ...on September 26, 1980, the first Skywalker took shape and was test flown. Powered by a K&B 3.5, it was performance plus! Shortly thereafter a .40 powered by a K&B 6.5FR was in the air. A week later the TD .049 (using a pen bladder tank) was flying. Amid phone calls for plans and cores for the first three sizes of the Skywalker, work began on the .61 size. Due to its size I found the .61 version to be the smoothest and easiest to fly of the lot. It's super stable and goes through the air like it's on a set of tracks."

Supplementary file notes

Article pages, text and pics, thanks to hlsat, JHatton.


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User comments

The picture of the finished model appears to have a straight leading edge and tapered trailing edges, but the plan appears to show the opposite!! The plan has tapered leading edges and straight trailing edges?? I would go by the plan, but it is confusing to the look of the picture.
Bob Christopher - 07/03/2024
This is how the article, plan and pics were printed, back in 1985. Yes, agreed, it is confusing.
SteveWMD - 07/03/2024
The photo is actually of the Skywalker 61 which, like the 40 version, had a swept trailing edge. This 1/2A version has a swept leading edge as on the plan. You’ll see a photo of this smallest version if you download the supplement to the plan.
Daryl - 07/03/2024
Doh. My mistake. Ok got it fixed now. Have switched the main pic here to show the .049 model complete with swept LE. Many thanks.
SteveWMD - 07/03/2024
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