Lil Champ


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Lil Champ  
by Bob Masters
from Model Airplane News
January 1967 
36in span
Tags: IC R/C Cabin Civil
all formers complete :)
got article :)

Submitted to Outerzone: 10/04/2017
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About this Plan

Lil Champ - Radio control sport model. A scaled down version of the debolt Champ.

Quote: - "Little but potent is the best way to describe this single channel baby brother of deBolt's famous Champ ...the original Champ could very well be called the backbone of the R/C hobby. Even today, it still outsells many more recently introduced kits in the same category. With the emphasis so heavily concentrated on sleek multi RC designs it is difficult to pull a young budding model builder and potential R/Cer into the hobby with the type of ship he should cut his teeth on. Perhaps the ease of construction and scale-like appearance, the inexpensive material requirements, and the simple radio equipment employed in the Lil' Champ wil be the proper bait. We hope so."

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User comments

Hello, here are a few pictures of a silk-covered Lil Champ I built in 1987 and still fly regularly with single-channel Elmic Compact escapement [more pics 004-008]. Only difference from the original is a two-wheel landing gear instead of the tricycle gear shown on the plan. It is a great flier at 18.2 oz. weight with the 1960 Cox .049 Baby Bee and 6x3 Top Flite nylon prop for power. Now flown on 2.4Ghz with a little Flysky 3-channel receiver and a Pololu RC switch. Controlled by either a dedicated home-made transmitter or the Taranis transmitter used in pushbutton fashion (one press for right, two for left) using the trainer switch and appropriate OpenTx programming. One of my favorite models, and a conversation starter every time it is flown. Best modelling regards.
JMP_blackfoot - 24/04/2017
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