Druine Turbulent (oz9457)
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Druine Turbulent. Sport scale model for .20 to .35 engines and 3 or 4 channels.
Quote: "A 50in span sport-scale model for .20 to .35 engines and 3 or 4 channels, designed by DON UNDERWOOD.
I must be much more careful at these Club bring and buy nights! What a bargain I thought - a brand new Irvine 20 motor at a give away price - who could resist? It was only when I got home and was sitting there admiring this tiny gem that my sense returned: what was I going to put it in? Most of the models I make are fairly hefty ones, a fair proportion being WWI biplanes, with engines ranging between .40 to .90 cu in. Apart from a few powered gliders, I have had very little experience of small motors. After much cogitating I decided on something completely different - a small low-winger, and what better than a Druine Turbulent? There is something about Turbulents that appeals to most aeromodellers - they are all home-built, and they are made in exactly the same way as we build our models. An added bonus is that as there are so many about, you don't have to go very far to find one to glean extra details. Further, as there doesn't seem to be two alike, you have a great variety of colour schemes to choose from! As it turned out, it was a good choice: my Turbulent proved to be a real delight - the Irvine 20 flew it in a most scale-like way, but to be really honest it was just a touch marginal. An engine with a bit more power transformed it into quite an aerobatic little beauty. It is quite possible to fly the Turbulent on three channels, but only if you fix the rudder and use only the ailerons for turning..."
Druine Turbulent, Aviation Modeller International, May 1999.
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