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Dyna-Soar. Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar (Dynamic Soarer).
Free flight sport scale model for Jetex PayLoader 150 power, with augmenter tube. Wingspan 14in.
Quote: "A working miniature of America's manned USAF Space Glider - designed and tested by Paul Del Gatto. Dyna-Soar, the manned space glider is an incredible flying machine. Compared with this Mach 25 terror, even the famous X-15 is a toy. Boosted aloft by a Martin Titan, it will combine the high speed of the ballistic missile with controlled, accurate flight of manned aircraft.
Dyna-Soar's pilot will shorten or lengthen its range by thousands of miles, changing course to reach a landing site. He can choose fields as far apart as Point Barrow, Alaska and San Diego. Able to operate subsonic, transonic, supersonic and hypersonic, Dyna-Soar will be capable of operating like a large, fast aircraft when approaching an airport.
Later developments of Dyna-Soar for weapons-system and escape missions and to circle the moon will take various combinations of Saturn boost stages.
Surprisingly, a model Dyna-Soar is easier to make than many a free-flight design. Deltas like Dyna-Soar long ago demonstrated their performance and stability capabilities. The Jetex Pay-Loader 150 rocket motor with its augmenter tube provides plenty of push and the craft presents no adjustments problems.
Your Dyna-Soar, built as a unit, is practically complete before lifting it from the workbench. Only the fins, part of the elevons and the landing skid remain to be added.
Since weight and balance are important, the craft should be covered with lightweight Silkspan tissue and colored dopes should be used sparingly. Follow the hardnesses of balsa specified.
Wing: Pin down 1/8 x 5/8 hard balsa tapered leading edges and wing triling edeg pieces, followed by medium 1/8 x 3/8 balsa center-section pieces. Fit and double cement in position..."
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Added American Modeler article (July 1962), thanks to theshadow.
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