Lucky Lady - Control line stunt model, for Elfin 2.49 power.
Quote: "BEGINNING as a conventional stunt model three years ago, Lucky Lady has undergone considerable development during which many structural changes have been embodied and it now emerges as a first class stunt model. In its present form, Lucky Lady incorporates full-span flaps and a detachable wing.
Construction is fairly straightforward, and very robust. The flaps give great sensitivity, and their use is not recommended for the novice; but in the hands of a fairly exper-ienced pilot the model will do the 'book' with ease. In a strong wind it will loop, bunt and figure eight easily with a dead engine. As flying up wind is very tricky owing to the large flap movement, it is recommended that the flaps are pinned in position for flying under these conditions and also for initial flight tests.
The fuselage is quite easy to build, but very hard balsa should be used for the sides, or alternatively they may be strengthened with 1mm ply from F2 to half an inch beyond F7. A fuel tank is wedged between the bearers and the centre line. Do not fit the tailplane at this stage. Round of the top and bottom sheeting, and fill in the nose with block or 1/4in sheet. The cockpit can next be fitted..."
Quote: "Hi Steve and Mary, Here's a couple more plans for the library... Lucky Lady - a 33 inch span control line aerobatic model by K. A. Day; Published in Model Aircraft, July 1955. Cheers, Norm"
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Update 12/02/2018: added article, thanks to RFJ.
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