Satellite Saucer (oz9682)
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Jetco Satellite Saucer. Control line sport model.
"Originally featured in Mechanix Illustrated magazine, Jetco's new 'Satellite Saucer' launches a daring new trend in model plane kit design. In spite of its unconventional appearance, this disc-shaped model by Paul Del Gatto is both easier to build and to fly than the average wing-and-stab type, thus making it ideal for beginners. Interlocking parts plus exclusive 'Superspeed' construction combine to make this rugged hard-to-damage flier. The kit contains 72 die-cut balsa and plywood parts, strip balsa, hardwood bearers, bent wire parts, plastic spinner..."
Quote: "I obtained a control line Jetco Satellite Saucer from Douglas Models in Salt Lake City sometime in the mid '80s. I built the plane while I was in high school. The design was originally done in the early 1950s by Paul Del Gatto and published in Popular Mechanics (or similar magazine). It was kitted by Jetco later. I have pictures of my worn and broken plane which needs some repair and re-covering [more pics 003-007]."
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User commentsHi Mary, Here's a snap of the 200% Satellite Saucer @ 1000in.^2 [pics 008, 009].. Power is a Webra Speed 91 with a pipe.. I'm also going to use our wireless throttle.. It should hover easily !! Pics when she goes, Blessings to you and Steve.. Stay safe, Al and 'da hounds
Alrob - 31/03/2021
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