Il Moar 1943. Free flight power model. Italian design. Wingspan 2400mm.
Quote: "The outbreak of WWII saw Arve Mozzarini in Guidonia, the most advanced Italian Aeronautical Research Center of the time. Arve worked along with many soon to be famous aeromodellers and aeronautical engineers. They were employed to build and test models in the vertical wind tunnel. During those years Arve was working around a gas model specifically designed for the pure delight of flight. Aesthetics at its best: 'Moar 43', one of most beautiful models ever conceived and, last but not least, a great flyer.
A balsa/spruce intricate structure full of compound curves, an elliptical wing with a straight leading edge and an up-to-date airfoil, the Naca 23012. The fuselage was of elliptical shape and well blended with the flying surfaces. The Moar 43 was extensively test flown in Guidonia and, after the armistice, it was confiscated by the Luftwaffe.
A few years ago Barry Horncastle and Brian Gowland, two English gentlemen, built the Moar 43 for RC. Both models are green, white and red (the Italian flag). Barry's Moar is powered by a four stroke, while Brian preferred to use an ignition Orwick 64 and to control the model with an uncoupled horizontal tailplane (just like a V tail). In an article published by Radio Modeller (11/87) Brian Gowland says that the Moar 43 is a breathtaking model, designed by the 'Aeromodeller's Michelangelo!'
The late Ben Buckle wrote in his catalog: First-rate aerodynamics, Italian style - a genuine work of art."
Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.
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Update 05/04/2018: added original article from L'Aquilone Dec. 1942 N.52., plus additional article and history from Italian newsletter, thanks to Pit.
Update 27/08/2018: added article in English, from Radio Modeller November 1987, thanks to RFJ.
Articles & designer history, in Italian & English.
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