Eureka - plan thumbnail image

Eureka - completed model photo

by Bill Winter
from Model Airplane News
June 1949 
45in span
Tags: Rubber F/F
all formers complete :)
got article :)

Submitted to Outerzone: 25/05/2017
Outerzone planID: oz8780 | Filesize: 622KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: DBHL, theshadow


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Eureka - 1949 Wakefield rubber competition model by Bill Winter.

Quote: - "If you shoot for thermals of course, out of sight flights usually are easily had. But when the going is tough, it is the machine that is down to weight, properly rigged and fitted with the best power-prop combination, that shades the filed. The Englishmen have ships that will do 4:45 in dead air and the rules set a limit of five minutes. Building a sufficiently light and strong machine is a feat of no mean proportions. With an 8oz minimum rule, the rubber alone weighs between 3 and 4 oz, leaving but four or so ounces for construction of an aeroplane spanning nearly 4 feet..."

Quote: - "This drawing was made from the Model Airplane News feature of June 1949 by Bill Winter and Walt Schroder regarding the development of Eureka through five successive models during 1949. Drawn by Terry Rose 2/10/87."

Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.

ref DBHL-7306.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 02/06/2017: added article, thanks to RFJ.

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