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Archie. Radio control sport biplane model. For .35 - .49 engines and 3 or 4 function propo.
Quote: "THIS is Archie, the model we have had so much fun developing, building and flying. We set out to provide a model which would do the impossible and please all of the people all of the time, and we think we have succeeded!
For the average to skilful pilot Archie is a perfect relaxer for a lazy afternoon in the sunshine, as the bees drone and the wispy clouds drift lazily across the sky. Although it is relatively slow flying, it is far from loath to perform simple manoeuvres, such as loops, rolls, inverted flying and similar aerobatics, but it will not spin easily because the stall is almost non existent, which is as it should be, so that it can be 'held off' for those satisfying three pointers, or touch and gos. Also, if you fancy a brief chat to your next-door pilot, Archie will fly itself around quite happily for a circuit or so, yet send a control and it will respond. In other words then, a model to have fun with.
What, however, if you are not a practised pilot? Well Archie is still for you, because it is a trainer which is not outgrown as soon as one has mastered the rudiments of flying. We do not recommend Archie as a trainer to someone who is going it absolutely alone from scratch - not because it is not as docile as other trainers, but because, if one does make an error, as all beginners do, then being a biplane there is more of it to break ! However, for the tyro who has the help of someone who, as a minimum, knows how to take-off and land, Archie can be recommended as a happy choice to ease your way into solo flying..."
Archie, Radio Modeller, May 1972.
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User commentsGreat model, easy to build and a delight to fly. I have built 3 with I/C and now on my 4th which will be electric. Try one, you won't be disappointed.
Olav Sivertsen - 16/04/2020
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