Flying Wing Stunter (oz9986)
About this Plan
Flying Wing Stunter aka Stunt Wing. Control line stunt model.
Quote: "Toughest stunt pattern in America is at Mirror Flying Fair in New York. The winning plane must be tops. This is that ship. STunt Wing, by Harold Heinhardt.
This plane was designed and built just to prove that flying wings can fly precision stunt - and to try out a few other per theories. One of the biggest troubles was the tendency to stall, which I tried to overcome with a balanced elevator. Another trouble was insufficient wing area on most ships, which made them wide-turning and too fast for stunt. The resulting wing flies well in the wind, is smooth and stable, and is not too fast for competition. The construction is quite simple, if you follow the step-by-step procedure.
Start construction by cutting the ribs and fuselage sides from medium sheet. Cement the doubler sheeting to the sides and add the motor mounts. Select the two main spars from hard balsa and cement them together. Slide the sides and ribs onto the spar and cement in place. Add the leading and trailing edges and wing-tips with ribs. Assemble the elevator as shown and attach with good cloth hinges. Install the control system and gas tank, fuselage formers and bottom sheeting. Drill holes for the engine used, and cement nuts in place. Carve out the nose block and cement in place. Add the fuselage top, wing gussets and tillers. Cover the entire ship with silk, which is necessary for strength.
The original model was finished with six coats of nitrate dope, thinned to a nice brush-ing consistency. Sand with finishing paper between the first three coats. Next, apply three coats of butyrate dope and trim to personal taste. The original was solid black with a white trim around the canopy. The original was flown with a Fox .35 on 65-ft, .010 lines, with a 10-5 Tornado propeller."
Update 15/11/2018: Added article, thanks to theshadow.
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