Oiseau de Paradis (oz9452)


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Oiseau de Paradis. Radio control pattern model.

Quote: "If it were possible to convince you the L'Oiseau de Paradis (Bird of Paradise) would turn you into a superior flyer, I would try. Unfortunately, the plane was designed with one thing in mind, having fun. I wanted something other than the usual taper wing non-entity, as well as a few plus characteristics that would make it easy for a hacker like myself to fly. The first thing on the list was a gentle 'groovy' handling characteristic with no little surprises like snap rolls. Next, a fast controllable roll rate and general lightness on the controls. Economy and compactness were also taken into consideration. I wanted something I could put fully assembled in the back of a small station wagon; I hate to go to the field and tinker. Much prefer to arrive ready to go and get in my flights and get on with other things. To get the roll rate and compact size, I used an elliptical wing and large ailerons, which also appeals to me aesthetically. The gentle handling characteristics were achieved by using a progressive airfoil, a long tail moment and a stabilator. Economy was achieved by using a KB-40, which has ample power and a lovely idle.
Since the design ended up fairly roomy, I decided to add a few goodies such as retracts, a cowled engine and room for flaps, if needed. I have flown the plane in both clean and dirty configurations and there is quite a difference in performance, so go to the trouble of cowling the engine and installing retracts. Flaps - don't bother unless the plane weighs seven pounds. If you choose your wood carefully, the plane should weigh 4-3/4 to 5-1/4 pounds. There is a definite sequence the plane should be built in if you want to end up with a well-aligned plane. Wing and tail surfaces first, then the fuselage, and finally the rudder. The radio equipment, retracts, and linkage should be installed, checked out, and working with no binding before the planking is applied to the top of the fuselage..."

Oiseau de Paradis, MAN, February 1977.

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Oiseau de Paradis (oz9452) by Charles Perry 1977 - model pic

  • (oz9452)
    Oiseau de Paradis
    by Charles Perry
    from Model Airplane News
    February 1977 
    57in span
    IC R/C LowWing
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 14/11/2017
    Filesize: 1043KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Circlip, RFJ
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