Electra-Lite - plan thumbnail image

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by Larry Jolly
from RCMplans (ref:773)
August 1979 
93in span
Tags: Electric Glider R/C
all formers complete :)
got article :)

This plan was found online 28/03/2017 at: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=37173834&postcount=7038
Outerzone planID: oz8568 | Filesize: 243KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: rdstarwalt, davidterrell80


About this Plan

Electra-Lite - Radio control electric-powered sailplane model.

Quote: - "I had been wanting to design and build an electric sailplane. Not one that just dragged around the sky with the motor running and then gracelessly staggered back to earth when the batteries went flat. No, what I wanted was an agile, lightweight model that flew like an airplane: fast, capable of simple aerobatics, yet one that would still thermal in light lift. This would have to be a plane that I could use to chase that 'sucker' thermal with ... the one that leads you hopelessly down wind, allowing only inches of altitude gain for each turn, and then dumps you out in a cold down draft. With the right electric powered sailplane I knew I could beat that 'sucker' thermal by turning on the power and driving on home, through whatever down drafts Mother Nature chose to throw at me. As a fringe benefit, of course, I knew that any parking lot, schoolyard, park, or outdoor bowling alley, could serve as a flying field..."

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