Garter Knight. Competition rubber model, to Coupe d'Hiver specification.
Quote: "Introducing a popular contest class from the continent with your FREE PLAN in this issue, Den Morley's Garter Knight.
REGULAR READERS of the AEROMODELLER and collectors of our Annual will already have some knowledge of the French Coupe d'Hiver event which was originally sponsored by that admirable magazine Modele Reduit d'Avion (which, incidentally, has just celebrated its 25th year of publication). Editor Maurice Bayet has been largely responsible for the continuing success of the class over the 21 years of its existence, and today it enjoys unrivalled popularity with up to 138 competitors in the French National contests.
Finland, Czechoslovakia and Italy are other nations which have adopted the classification, while there are individual enthusiasts in Belgium and Spain who are already enjoying its attractions.
Why should we have a new class? Frankly there are only three good reasons, in that it suits the small field flyer, has few regulations and will create new interest. It could well be the stimulant that we so badly need to bring in fresh enthusiasts for the rubber-driven model. A glance at the sample Continental designs above will show there is nothing intricate required in construction and we have chosen three extreme examples.
Features of a general design meeting these restrictions lend themselves to a junior type Wakefield. An important feature is the small amount of rubber required per motor (six strands of 1/4in rubber, 10-1/2in long) involving low cost which is a deciding factor with most juniors. Also, the cost of building materials is low and eventual performance is well within the boundaries of a large field, such as used for most club activities. The Frenchmen aim for a short, powerful, motor run, followed by a 40-50 second glide, giving a total duration of 70-80 seconds.
These simple factors decided that Derl Morley's design would incorporate a 155-square inch wing; a relatively small tailplane and as many 'Lincoln' Wakefield features as considered practical. Since this type of contest model may have a good following from the junior contest flyer, the design was kept simple in its general shape atid without the gadgetry that is sometimes incorporated in top performance models. Yet, as those who have seen the Garter Knight on test will agree, the performance is nothing less than terrific for so small a motor..."
Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.
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Update 26/02/2018: added article, thanks to RFJ.
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