Mura - RC pattern plane for .60 power.
Quote: - "The Mura is an excellent competition pattern design which is being presented here in the memory of its designer, Steve Wooley. Well known in the competition control line circles, Steve was fatally injured in a race car accident only a week after the test flights of the Mura were made. With thepermission of his mother, further tests of the proto-type and this article were completed by Francis L. Fluharty in whose shop The Mura I was built...
The Mura is being presented to you in memory of the designer, the late Steve Wooley. Steve was not known too well for his competitive flying in the R/C field; but if you talk to any of the control line precision aerobatics flyers, they will remember Steve and his original control line design the Cobra (oz6635) - not only here in the States, but in many European countries. Steve served as a member of the United States FAI control line team and one year as Team Manager. He was selected one year to serve as a FAI judge.
The Mura was constructed in my shop, and I saw this plane take shape and completed down to the final finish. If you have seen Steve's Cobra, you can see some of its line characteristics built in to the Mura, particularly the long stabilizer and wing configuration. The wing area is 660 square inches with engine, wing, and stabilizer set at zero-zero degrees. Steve completed the plane on a Friday, and we put in 7 flights that evening, with only one slight trim adjustment made on the ailerons. It was unfortunate that Steve was involved in a fatal accident on the following Sunday and did not have the opportunity to compete with this aircraft. I have flown the plane several times and will have to say, it really grooves. For anyone interested in flying R/C pattern, this plane will serve them well..."
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