Project Profile (oz9591)


Project Profile (oz9591) by Randy Wrisley from RCMplans 1979 - plan thumbnail

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Project Profile. Plan showing three sport profile 1930s racers using the same wing. Gee-Bee, Pete, Wedell-Williams. For .15 power.

Quote: "Did you ever see a picture of an airplane that really turned you on? Finally, like me, you locate a 3-view only to find the bird just doesn't have good model proportions. This is true for most of the air racers of the 20's and 30's. Almost all of them are not easy projects to build, or fly. What I wanted was an easy to build sport model that I could fly every weekend, and that sort of looked like an air racer.

What I did was design a profile R/C model. Using my most aerodynamic tennis shoe I developed an airfoil thick enough to hold an entire 2 or 3 channel radio. A built-up fuselage wasn't necessary, so why go to the trouble? The completed models are compact, strong, and fly just as well as their flat fuselage brothers. In flight the flat fuselage isn't even obvious except in overhead passes. Duplicating the real aircraft's color scheme is easy with the many colors of plastic film available. If you're not crazy about a Gee Bee, Pete or Wedell Williams, just use the wing and build your own fuselage! The list of subjects is endless. Why not a P-26, or a Mister Mulligan? How about a Cessna, or a Mono Sport?

The thought has crossed my mind that these machines would make a neat plyon racer. Picture a Pete, a Gee Bee, and a Laird mixing it up at pylon #1! I'll list a few suggestions to get you started:

(1) Use the wing as shown, no changes.
(2) Models must resemble early air racers.
(3) Plain bearing sport .15's only.
(4) Winner will climb out and do a victory roll.

Remember if you don't keep it simple, the event will go over like an AT-6 race! The thick wing should make the race a fun for all flying contest..."

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