Minare (oz8866)


Minare (oz8866) by Hans Prettner, Hanno Prettner 1981 - plan thumbnail

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Minare. RC pattern plane by Hans & Hanno Prettner. For Webra Speed 40-61 RC power.

Quote: "One of the most requested designs in Model Airplane News history, the 40-powered Mini-Curare: Minare. For sport, demonstrations, and even all-out competition.

Hanno Prettner's Minare made its debut in America at the 1977 Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas when, during a flight demonstration, Hanno broke from his traditionally smooth flying style to put on the wildest yet most skillful free-style performance we've ever seen. The act was complete with Austrian traditional costumes, a plot and various props, not the least of which were a wheelbarrow and a cowbell. We leave it to the reader to imagine what all this was for, particularly the wheelbarrow! Hanno's flight really turned the crowd on and proved that 40-powered pattern airplanes can indeed equal the performance of more usual 60-size birds.

Since that time, Model Airplane News has had many requests for plans for the little Curare, so it is with pride that we present the Austrian maestro's Minare. Should the 'scratch-building' route not be to your liking, you can obtain Minare in a fine kit by Hobby Barn (see the Field & Bench in MAN, December 1980). The major difference is the inclusion of an epoxy glass fuselage rather than a built-up fuselage in Hobby Barn's offering. - Art Schroeder.

My aerobatic model Curare 60 (oz5527) is probably known by most readers interested in pattern flying. Curare has proven to be a very popular model with fliers all over the world and it achieved world championship level with my win in the pattern championships at Springfield, Ohio. Curare was also instrumental in my early Las Vegas TOC victories, so it was fitting that I showed its little brother in demonstrations at the 1977 TOC. This smaller, 40-powered Curare is called Minare or Mini-Curare and it can match the big one maneuver for maneuver.

In this concept I attempted to reach performance levels of the 60-powered design while still using an engine 30% smaller. Minare is specially designed for category RC-III (Masters), which in Austria is limited to 40 sized engines..."

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