Nieuport Nighthawk

 

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Nieuport Nighthawk  
by Alan Palfrey
from Aeromodeller
November 1982 
22in span
Tags: Scale Electric F/F Military Fighter
all formers complete :)
got article :)


Submitted to Outerzone: 02/01/2018
Outerzone planID: oz9646 | Filesize: 675KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: Circlip, RFJ

   

About this Plan

Nieuport Nighthawk - Designed by the late Alan Palfrey for electric powered free flight. For Mabuchi A1 or similar power.

Quote: "IN THE MARCH 1982 issue of Aeromodeller, we published an article by Alan which gave some idea of the potential of electric powered free flight models. Since that time we have been very fortunate to receive a detailed plan of Alan's very successful Nieuport Nighthawk.

This model was designed for the Mabuchi A1 motor unit (which is still available from Ripmax) and power pack. Using this standard power unit, the model should weigh no more than 5oz complete, but with an extra 100mA cell, the weight can go up to 6oz. If an extra cell is used, the A1 motor will turn a 6 x 4 nylon or fibre propeller and with a charge of three minutes at 1-1/2amps, a duration of about 1 minute can be obtained.

Other electric motors can of course be used as long as the total weight is kept down to 6oz. The Brown twin CO2 motor would be a good alternative power unit, or possibly the Telco Turbotank, although weight would have to be added to arrive at the correct centre of balance. The advantage with electric power is that enough power remains on in the gl;ide pattern to give a slooth thansition from beginning to the end of the flight..."

Nieuport Nighthawk, Aeromodeller, November 1982.

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