Swee'Pea - Radio control sport model for .19 to .25 power.
Quote: - "HAVING quite a few years of aeromodelling behind me, about two years ago I decided that I was ready to take the plunge into radio control. After a few false starts, and a few broken models, I finally had success with the Keil Kraft Outlaw (oz1307) converted to three-function propo a la Dave Hughes (Nov 1970 RM). This model really served me well for many, many flights, never letting me down, and getting me out of many an embarassing situation. Now, several models later, I am colliding with terra firma less and less, and landing on the strip (well, nearly) quite confidently.
I have seen many beginners to radio progressing very nicely on the flat-bottom winged trainer types, only to come unstuck with an intermediate model. The jump from a docile trainer to a .35 or .40 powered, semi-symmetrical winged model just seems too much for some people, and it was with this situ-ation in mind that Swee'Pea was conceived. Bearing in mind the fine qualities the Outlaw possessed, I decided on roughly the general proportions of that model, and a specification was drawn up before starting on the actual design. This was that the model should be:
2. Economical on wood, and fuel (.19 - .25 engine).
4. Have good flying qualities to enable the relative beginner to progress.
Swee'Pea, I'm glad to say, has fulfilled these specifications quite splendidly. The model has behaved impeccably through a great many flights and has proved to be quite aerobatic, too, whilst remaining smooth and pleasurable to fly..."
Swee'pea, Radio Modeller, December 1973.
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