White Hot - Flying wing for 2.5cc motors and 2 function RC.
Quote: "John Rutter challenges you to a spot of R/C combat!
A year or so ago Radio Modeller published my Keil Kraft 'Firebird' R/C converted control line design. Powered by a 2.5cc diesel this model had spectacular performance and needed very little in the way of support equipment, just a can of fuel, the Tx and a rag. Unfortunately it was never designed for free flight though it was surprising how well it took to that mode of travel when I launched it one day without switching the Rx on! The model was repairable but hardly worth the effort so thoughts turned to ways of improving on the design. As a C/L model the 'Firebird' was an old combat design so, naturally enough, I thought about a full-blown combat design based on the sort of model I used to fly in the 70s (showing my age again). The result as presented here is very light and quick and if the 'Firebird' was a red hot sports model then this one is truly 'White Hot'!
Construction is a little different to normal R/C practice but not at all difficult and the original only took three evenings of unhurried work from start to finish. Start by cutting out the wing ribs. The taper means that they are all in pairs of different sizes, which is a bind but there are not exactly a lot of them. The centre rib wants to be on the hard side, medium is alright for the rest. I cut the main leading edge pieces from light 1/4in sheet..."
Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.
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Update 08/01/2018: added article, thanks to RFJ.
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