de Havilland DH.103 Hornet - Scale twin for electric power using 2 x geared Graupner Speed 600 FG3 motors. Fuselage uses a balsa box with blue foam, wings are built-up then balsa sheeted. Nacelles are blue foam.
Quote: "The full size performance and agility should be reflected in the model if possible, and using IC power this would not be a problem, but could we get it to sparkle in electric form? ...the Nexus brief for this project was to produce a Hornet based loosely around the existing plan by Gordon Whitehead (oz8001) and convert it to use Speed 400 motors. A quick calculation to predict wing loading showed this might be aproblem, so to err on the safe side I decided to expand the dimensions by about 10% to give a span of 52in... the test flights with the 600 geared motors proved we were heading in the right direction. It was beginning to perform like a Hornet should. Initial flights on the 600s used IC type 10 x 6 props and seven 1700 SCR cell, and were a vast improvement, giving very respectable duration. The best combination tried yet is 12 x 8 Master Airscrew Electric props and eight 1700 SCR cells, then we were really beginning to sparkle... "
DH Hornet, R/C Scale Aircraft International.
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