Lil Knarf (oz9576)

 

Lil Knarf (oz9576) by Jerry Nelson from Model Airplane News 1965 - plan thumbnail

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Lil' Knarf. Radio control pylon racer model. Wing area 490 sq in. K&B .35 RC with Veco extension shaft used on original model.

Quote: "The Lil Knarf is designed to meet the specifications of the proposed new Pylon event sponsored by the East Bay Radio Controllers Club. The intent of these specifications is to race semi-scale and scale Goodyear midget racers in multi-plane pylon racing. The Lil Knarf meets the semi-scale requirements of this event.

In case the reader is not familiar with the EBRC proposal for a new pylon type event, let's discuss it briefly. The need for an improved set of rules and specifications for RC pylon flying has become quite evident during the past few years. The number of persons interested in flying AMA pylon has rapidly diminished. There are many reasons for this, the main one being that the model is too specialized. It is only good for one thing and that is flying in competition events for pylon that are only held a few times a year. Sport or Sunday flying of this type of racer is out of the question. They are much too fast for safe flying under typical unorganized sport flying. Another reason is specialized engines. The winning designs (most are deltas) are powered by highly tuned engines, many of which could hardly be called stock.

The rules we have drawn up are not only designed to require a specialized model but also to have a practical model that can be sport flown. The regulations require the model to resemble or be a scale model of the Goodyear 190 cubic inch-pylon racers..."

Lil Knarf, Model Airplane News, May 1965.

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Lil Knarf (oz9576) by Jerry Nelson from Model Airplane News 1965 - model pic

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  • (oz9576)
    Lil Knarf
    by Jerry Nelson
    from Model Airplane News
    May 1965 
    44in span
    IC R/C Racer
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 15/12/2017
    Filesize: 1413KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Circlip, RFJ

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