Kamlet (oz9065)


Kamlet (oz9065) by MR Knight 1941 - plan thumbnail

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Kamlet. Rubber low-wing sport trainer model.

Note Kamlet is an acronym for "Knight's Aero-Modeller Low-Wing Elementary Trainer".

Quote: "Comment respecting the writer's recent discourses upon low-wing models has been curiously diverse. It has ranged from the lofty eminence of enthusiatic approval down to what must surely constitute the finest example extant of damning with faint praise.

Several enquiries have also come to hand, respecting which one can only observe that a more careful reading of the original articles would reveal the answers to be contained therein. Scarcely a tribute to one's explanatory powers. However, the Editor must take a more favourable view, for he has afforded the opportunity to continue these low-wing dissertations, this time in the form of descriptions of certain low-wing designs. One trusts that they will provehelpful as examples of low-wing technique.

Here is the first in the series, the subject being the 'Kamlet' a simple design for beginners. Given sound design, a low-wing model is particularly suited to this use, since it is less susceptible than any other type to troubles arising from imperfect construction, unskilful adjustment and unpractised launching. It will not of course be at its best under such handicaps, but a flight of some sort can usually be coaxed from even the least prepossessing specimen.

As this decription has not only to serve the would-be constructor, but also to illustrate the design technique, one is ion the somewhat awkward position of having to compromise with conflicting requirements.

The beginner will need a degree of detailed instruction that his more experienced co-constructor, blissfully forgetful of his own one-time lack of comprehension, is prone to regard as redundant...

Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.

ref DBHL-6232.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Updates 14/08/2017: added article, thanks to Gerrit; also second build article (Aeromodeller October 1941), thanks to alcalaino.

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Two articles (Aeromodeller Sept & Oct 1941).


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Kamlet (oz9065) by MR Knight 1941 - model pic

  • (oz9065)
    by MR Knight
    from Aeromodeller
    September 1941 
    31in span
    Rubber F/F LowWing
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 04/08/2017
    Filesize: 230KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: DBHL, theshadow
    Downloads: 718

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My Kamlet getting airborne at Old Warden Festival of flight 2014 [main pic, 003]. I still have the model which proved to be good sport flyer.
Andy Snelson - 02/04/2024
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