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by Raymond Boyd
from Model Airplane News
September 1961 
42in span
Tags: IC F/F Pylon
all formers complete :)
got article :)

Submitted to Outerzone: 07/10/2017
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About this Plan

Pulque - Free flight power model. Wingspan 274 sq in, for 1/2A power.

Quote: "The design of the basic free flight PULQUE (Pulque is a firey Mexican drink, pronounced "Pool-key") started with an extensive study of exactly what was needed in a basic flight trainer that could also be able to compete in contests. A basic free flight should be easy to construct and rugged enough to forgive pilot errors. The pylon model was chosen because it is one of the more consistant fliers and easy to trim out and fly. The proportions of a great many free flights were studied and average dimensions were developed for use on PULQUE. Thus this design incorporated years of free flight design to produce a safe, easy to trim out and fly airplane. A basic free flight should have simplicity of design and construction. For this reason, PULQUE has a rectangular wing and stab which requires no tapering sections. This allows the flying surfaces to be built in a minimum of time and with the greatest of ease. Furthermore, the same basic wing panel is used for both the right and left wing..."

Pulque, MAN, September 1961.

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Article pages, thanks to RFJ.


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