Frisco Kid (oz8392)

 

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Frisco Kid. Pylon power model.

Quote: "Here is the hottest free flight gas design to appear during 1954 - just in time for this year's international FAI events! The Frisco Kid, by John Tatone.

Here is a real competition airplane. Originally designed for FAI competition, it has won its share of prizes in Class A, in tough California contests. Simple to build, clean in design, the Frisco Kid barrels up there, right in the groove, flight after flight.

This plane takes off beautifully, a email item, but important in FAI competition. And because of its speed, the Frisco Kid rolls out on top of the climb, without any lose of altitude, into a nice floating glide.

If you want to collect a little hardware, read on pardner, and we'll tell you how to make one of these things!

The quarter-size plans are very easy to scale up, due to the straight lines of the model. All ribs and bulkheads are shown full size. The wood used should be picked for strength and lightness.

FUSELAGE: Select two evenly matched 1/8 sheets and cat out the fuselage sides. Cement 1/16 sheet backing to the tail end of the aides. Cut out the plywood firma and landing gear bulkheads. Next, fasten nuts on the back of the firewall to hold the engine..."

From Flying Models, April 1955.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 08/02/2017: replaced article with cleaner version, thanks to RogerC.

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    Frisco Kid
    by John Tatone
    from Flying Models
    April 1955 
    54in span
    IC F/F Pylon
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
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    Credit*: PeteSteinmeyer
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Hello, here again after nine days in the hospital I have found that one of the new plans incorporated has been the FRISCO KID. I have done it in scale for 1/2. Two - one for me and another for my son and this is the result [more pics 003-010].
AntonioRG - 06/02/2017
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