Windy Aint It (oz8803)

 

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Windy Ain't it. Free flight power model. Shoulder wing design.

Quote: "Occasionally a hardened power enthusiast gets very fed up with the hot stuff routine that involves him in a lengthy hike after every performance, and turns his sad and jaundiced eye to the forgotten joys of watching the model fly - instead of merely catching a glimpse of it disappearing! To such people and to those who just don't like 'those dreadful pylons' this model should perhaps be dedicated.

This model was built with the idea of getting as realistic a flight as possible, the designer having lost interest in the corkscrew climb of the pylon model and its immediate leap off the ground as soon as released. A good scale take off was what was wanted and so, to make sure the model did not leave the ground too quickly, it was built under-powered by contest standards. This idea worked very veil and the model makes a take-off run of about 20ft, climbs gently with torque and then circles to the right when the power cuts out. With an engine run of 30 secs, the model will turn in flights with an average of 1-1/2 mins, the glide being very flat. All up weight of original model was just over 2 lbs.

The model was originally powered by a 2.8cc Micron, but it was decided to change it for a Comp ED. The test flights with the Comp ED took place at Fairlop on Sunday 6th Feb, the weather could not have been better. The results of these flights showed that it could fly just as well, if not better, with this engine. Several snaps were taken that morning of the model in flight, which have been printed in this article. Anyone deciding to build this job should find no difficulty as the construction is straightforward.

After the initial test glides have been made, the designer suggests that test flights under power should be ROG. This routine has always been followed with the original model and up to the time of writing the model has never been hand launched under power. All flights have been ROG and indeed this seems only right, as a model of this type capable of flying should be allowed to take off under its own power in keeping with its semi-scale appearance."

Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.

ref DBHL-7294.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 08/06/2017: Added article, thanks to RFJ.

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  • (oz8803)
    Windy Aint It
    by Ron Aaron
    from Aeromodeller
    August 1949 
    60in span
    IC F/F
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 30/05/2017
    Filesize: 1120KB
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    Credit*: DBHL, theshadow
    Downloads: 1472

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User comments

Thanks so much Steve and Mary, I've been looking for Windy Aint It for at least 10 years. Straight to the top of my Must Build list!
Warren - 08/06/2017
Hi there! I see you have the plan for Windy Ain't it on the Outerzone. I bought a completed example recently, so I thought I'd send you some photos [main pic, 006-009] incase you wanted to supplement the old mono photos you have. Mine came from a local swapmeet, and the unknown builder equipped it for RC from the outset. It's covered in painted nylon, and looks very smart indeed! I've converted it to electric power, and there's a 4S 4000 lipo fitted beneath the nose. It flies very nicely indeed!
Tim Hooper - 22/03/2022
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