Bouncer - plan thumbnail image

Bouncer - completed model photo

by Peter Moir
from Aeromodeller
December 1961 
24in span
Tags: IC C/L LowWing Trainer
all formers complete :)
got article :)

Submitted to Outerzone: 02/11/2016
Outerzone planID: oz8159 | Filesize: 380KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: CliveParsons, JohnCampbell


About this Plan

Bouncer - Control line trainer for 1 - 1.5cc engines. Plan also includes details of 'Rigidrist' CL handle for beginners.

Quote: - "My first attempts at control-line flying were disastrous. I learned the hard way, in a series of spectacular prangs, because I simply did not know that wrist movement spells disaster for the beginner. Eventually, I got the idea of this "flying business" and the memory of those initial mishaps gradually faded, but they were brought sharply into focus again by some young schoolboys who wanted to fly control-line and sought assistance. They needed two things: The first was an aircraft that simply would not break. The second was some physical means of restricting the movement of the wrist. Thus BOUNCER and RIGIDRIST handle were born. "

G'day Steve, Mate attached are ...plans for OZ: Bouncer C/L ...I haven't seen any of these plans anywhere on the net and believe that they should be saved in OZ. The Bouncer is a fantastic little trainer that many of us learnt to fly on. Can I take this opportunity to thank Mr John Campbell for giving me the plans to pass into you and the late Mr Peter Gilmore from Townsville Qld Australia who was the motivator behind some of us getting into this hobby. I'm hoping that these attachments will stimulate someones memory that may have better copies for the site. Cheers for now and all the best, Clive

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