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Delinquent - Open class rubber model. Simple contest /trainer model.
Quote: "Take a tip from the British Champion and build his ultra-simple yet high performance compact contest model...
THE appearance of this design may cause a little surprise amongst those who are acquainted with the Maxie (and its derivatives) that John O'Donnell has flown in contests. Let's start by emphasising that the Delinquent is not intended as an out and out contest model. It was designed to try and fill the gap between the small and fairly simple kit rubber models and the usual contest designs. In short, it should be an ideal follow up to, say, the Keil Kraft Senator (oz472). With this as a design concept it was decided to aim at a simple and straightforward layout using a free-wheeling propeller and with a performance in the three minute plus range. Hence the box fuselage, the Bilgri (oz1481) type wing mount, and lack of geodetics.
Much of the credit for the development of this design must go to Eric Speakman (late of Avro MAS) who drew up the original plan and built the prototype. Several others produced in Manchester district have not indicated any need for drastic design changes. As this is not intended as a modeller's first attempt (although it could be his first rubber model), detailed building instructions of the 'Stick part A to part B' variety are not provided. Instead attention can be focused onto those aspects that are either overlooked, troublesome or important..."
Delinquent, Aeromodeller, January 1967
Direct submission to Outerzone.
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