Eureka (oz8780)


Eureka (oz8780) by Bill Winter 1949 - plan thumbnail

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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 field. 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.

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

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Eureka (oz8780) by Bill Winter 1949 - model pic

  • (oz8780)
    by Bill Winter
    from Model Airplane News
    June 1949 
    45in span
    Rubber F/F
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 25/05/2017
    Filesize: 622KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: DBHL, theshadow
    Downloads: 712

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