Duster (oz8275)

 

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Duster. Radio control sport model for O.S. 40 FX engine.

Quote: "Preliminary specifications were discussed for a new .40 powered model with outstanding low speed characteristics, with flight characteristics simllar to the designer's Rookie (oz7611) of the early 1960s. It seemed logical to couple the design parameters of the Rookie with the long nosed styling of a crop-duster, thus the 'Duster'.

This model does not push the envelope with brute power or speed. Duster combines the more realistic side of model performance with above-average acrobatic capability.

The flight-test series showed that the Duster met or exceeded the design expectations, with solid performance in the moderate-to-low velocity areas, while not compromising the top end.

As RC pilots, we do not have the benefit of flying with the horizon over the dash or varying air pressure over the controls to provide
feedback directly through the sticks. But some models - and the Duster is one - provide ample visual clues to give us that feedback, This allows us to change from being a person on the ground, manipulating uncomfortably small sticks on a black box, to becoming one with the model.

In a recent fun-fly event, the object was to land on a 'playing card.' marked on the field: Duster got five-of-a-kind and won the event. This is a testament to just how predictable and controllable the model is compared to other standard designs, some of which folded their cards early. With its great contrast between high-end performance and the low capability, Duster is now my favorite model. It is a pure pleasure to fly Duster and explore its capabilities, as well as to expand my own.

CONSTRUCTION: In order to build an airframe that is as efficient as possible, yet structurally sound, several different sizes of wood of various weights are required for specific applications. It is normally expected of you, the builder, to review the plans carefully and obtain the requited wood..."

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Update 26/01/2017: added article, thanks to Julian.

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  • (oz8275)
    Duster
    by Bill Winter
    from Model Aviation
    March 1999 
    72in span
    IC R/C LowWing
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 23/12/2016
    Filesize: 1912KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: JJ

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