Spunky - Radio control sport trainer model. Wing area 530 sq in, for .30 to .40 power and 4 channels.
Quote: "Mr MonoKote, Dan DeLuca has developed another simple-to-build bird with performance that belies its straight, angular lines. With a 40, Spunky can match any pattern type, maneuver for maneuver...
I chose the name of this bird for a good reason: with a good .40 up front, this airplane certainly has a lot of spunk. You could also use a .30 if you wanted, for at half throttle it really is a good training ship, flies smoothly and is a pussy cat on landings. I had been flying this bird for about two weeks and was practicing touch-and-go's one night when my friend Art Schroeder showed up at the flying field. He watched Spunky for a while, and I asked him if he'd like to try it; he accepted. He did just about everything you can do in the ABC pattern and then proceeded to land the ship with a picture-perfect, nose-high result. After he brought Spunky back to the pit area, he turned to me and said that he liked the way it handled and that it was a "baby carriage" on landings. I might mention that Art flies my "Super Pathfinder" design and has done very well with it. It's too bad he's always busy, because with more practice under his belt, I think he could be one of the best fliers around. So remember, all you model fliers, that practice is the key. "
Spunky, MAN, November 1980.
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