Wing Ding

 

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Wing Ding  
by Eric Clutton
from Model Aircraft
June 1965 
24in span
Tags: IC F/F
all formers complete :)
got article :)


Submitted to Outerzone: 07/01/2018
Outerzone planID: oz9665 | Filesize: 342KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: WesleyDenton

   

About this Plan

Wing-Ding - Novelty all-sheet flying wing with forward sweep. For .010 - .020 engines.

Quote: - "Plans for this little gadabout are self-explanatory. A useful tip for trimming with .010 - cut prop diameter to 2in, which makes thrust and torque much easier to cope with."

Quote: - "Dear Sirs, For inclusion on Outerzone I have attached PDFs of the plan and of the brief article and pictures of Eric Clutton’s ‘Wing-Ding’. These were published in the June 1965 Model Aircraft magazine. Yours, Wesley"

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User comments

Hi Mary - Here's a poor photo from 1976 of a Wing Ding (hanging above my head) [more pics 003]. However, it's quite informative and does prove that I actually built one! It shows that the area of fin marked 'Bend for Trim' on the drawing breaks off as it's unprotected. There's also the hint of some lead glued on underneath to correct nose heaviness. So I would suggest that the fuselage is extended rearwards to protect the trim tab area, which also puts a bit of weight in the right place. Apart from that, it's a fantastic fun model. I flew it many times at Aeromodeller Old Warden events.
ChrisPinn - 12/01/2018
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