Little Bird


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Little Bird  
by Lyn Gallup
from American Aircraft Modeler
March 1972 
53in span
Tags: IC R/C LowWing
all formers complete :)
got article :)

Submitted to Outerzone: 06/07/2017
Outerzone planID: oz8940 | Filesize: 691KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: Circlip, RFJ


About this Plan

Little Bird - Radio control sport model. Wingspan 53in, wing area 475 sq in, for .60 - .71 power.

Quote: - "The Little Bird is a relatively small airplane with an appetite for large engines. Even though its size belies the fact, the plane is built around the 60's and 71's. Most certainly, it will fly with the 35's and 45's, but the biggest mills give optimum performance characteristics. They allow exceptional climbing ability and remarkable penetration on windy days. The big engines also give the plane constant momentum. For example, maneuvers that greatly reduce air speed, such as snap rolls or Lomcovaks, can be immediately followed by power maneuvers like extended loops, vertical eights, or Immelmann turns, without having to worry about picking up sufficient air speed to carry through the specific maneuver. The brute force of the Supertigre G.71FI allows the plane the indulgence of constant momentum for all maneuvers. Under full throttle there isn't time for second guessing, so the plane depends upon the pilot's ability to react quickly for survival..."

Little Bird, American Aircraft Modeler, March 1972.

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