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Wedgy. A reduced 70% size version of the classic Leon Shulman Wedgy free-flight design.
Quote: "When the SCIFs .020 Old Timer Replica event gained popularity recently, I began again to look for a suitable old timer to scale down. It had to be different - noticeably so. It had to make people look twice. It had to fly and, hopefully, it had to be competitive. Then I leafed through some old magazines again, and there it was - Wedgy, The Record Smasher - just waiting for me.
Out came the paper, ruler, pencils and curves, and shortly, the Wedgy at 7/10 full-size was ready to build. And build it, I did. Less than ten days of part-time building later, it was ready to fly. Out to the field. Start the engine and launch - it flew all right in 20ft left circles - just like a ukie on ten foot lines. Put in some right thrust; it flew in 30ft circles. In went right rudder; it flew in 40ft circles. But it began to climb. In went more wing wash-in and the circles opened up and it kept climbing and climbing. A movement of the center of gravity back, and the addition of some up elevator, and the glide improved. Soon, it was trimmed well enough to enter in a contest."
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Update 17/01/2017: Added complete article pages, thanks to Newt.
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