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Showbird - completed model photo more pics (2)

by S Foster, H Dunn
from Pacific Air
64in span
Tags: IC R/C
all formers complete :)

Submitted to Outerzone: 30/05/2017
Outerzone planID: oz8795 | Filesize: 642KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: AndrewGadsden


About this Plan

Showbird - Radio control sport plane for .25 - .40 power, and 3 channel radio. Wing area 800 sq in.

Quote: - "The Showbird was developed as an extremely high performance spot/show plane for a .40 size engine. The all-up weight has been kept to a minimum which results in spectacular vertical performance. This lightness combined with the relatively large span (64inches) results in such a slow stalling speed that no landing gear is required. This in turn helps keep the weight and drag unusually low for a powered model. The bottom line is an efficient and rugged aircraft with 1.2G acceleration."

I cleaned up the Showbird plan to the best of my ability. Have attached some tracings of the die cut parts, and the building manual, also a picture of the plane from the box [more pics 003]. Also included a picture of the one I completed recently [model photo]. Thanks! Andrew

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Supplementary files

Kit manual. 7 pages, including parts list.


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