Predator (oz9388)

 

Predator (oz9388) by M Thomas 1973 - plan thumbnail

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Predator. Open class rubber duration model.

Quote: "OCCASIONALLY a classic contest model appears - the Dixielander (oz3603) and Nig-Nog are Power examples. These models are characterised by a combination of high performance, consistency and ease of trimming by a wide range of differing modellers. In the writer's humble (not so humble!) opinion, the Predator is one which falls into this category. It has high performance, being capable of more than six minutes without thermal help, and it is consistent; the four prototypes have never failed to max during the past six years! The ease of trimming is its biggest asset; the model has been demolished in windy-weather tree landings then glued together and flown in contests without any intermediate trimming flights. During the past six years the originals have had 14 first places, seven second places, three thirds and never placed lower than fourth. The model's two-and-a-half minute motor run helps considerably in making maxes!
The secret of Predator's success lies in the high power/weight ratio and very low all-up weight. The overall weight is a very important factor, as this not only affects the total height gained, but also the glide. Every effort should be made to keep the weight below 6 oz reducing the rubber weight if necessary. The rolled balsa type fuselage has the advantage of very quick building, strength, and ease of repair..."

Predator, Aeromodeller, December 1973.

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Predator (oz9388) by M Thomas 1973 - model pic

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  • (oz9388)
    Predator
    by M Thomas
    from Aeromodeller (ref:D/1205)
    December 1973 
    50in span
    Rubber F/F
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 25/10/2017
    Filesize: 668KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Circlip, RFJ
    Downloads: 624

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