Faigo - plan thumbnail image

Faigo - completed model photo

by Gerald Zeigenfuse
from American Aircraft Modeler
May 1960 
51in span
Tags: IC F/F Pylon
all formers complete :)
got article :)

Submitted to Outerzone: 02/06/2017
Outerzone planID: oz8821 | Filesize: 1007KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: dfritzke


About this Plan

Faigo - Free flight competition model.

Quote: - "The first FAIGO was built in the summer of 1958 to conform to the then new FAI rules. Up until that time our (.15 powered) Class A Pogo (oz3508) served a dual purpose by conforming to both AMA and FAI rules. With the new FAI rules this was no longer possible due to the big difference in wing loadings. So, using the old Pogo as a goat, we carried out a few experiments which led to the development of the FAIGO.
Although we decided to keep the existing layout and modify at, after two years of steady flying we've come to look on the FAIGO as a new airplane. By changing the flight pattern we eliminated 7deg of downthrust and received more consistant power-on characteristics. Most of the changes made were to the structure. It was beefed up whenever necessary to take the strain of the additional weight required by the new rules. Hard as we tried, we couldn't put all of the required weight into the structure so provision was made to carry 6 to 7 ounces of ballast..."

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Update 12/06/2017: added article, thanks to theshadow.

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