Box Car (oz9989)
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Box Car. Control line stunt model.
Quote: "Winner of the 1948 West Essex Gala ans 2nd place at the 1988 Nationals.
BOXCAR was designed for the Ohlsson '60' and will fly as well with this motor as with a Super Cyclone. The only difference will be that with the latter motor it will fly faster. Line length recommended is 60 feet. With longer lines it will feel slack in loops and wing-overs, although still remaining under full control.
Loops are easy and are carried out in the conventional manner. Just hold on for consecutive loops, but start from a good height for safety. For bunts a slightly different technique is needed, since the flying speed is high. Instead of starting from high level flight and putting on full down elevator, start from low level and climb the model steeply to lose flying speed. Then give full down and hold it. All other manoeuvres are carried out 'as per the book.'
The model was built as a sidewinder so that it could be landed inverted if anything went wrong without fear of damaging the motor. If the motor cuts at the top of a loop, or with the model inverted, land it inverted. A broken propeller is better than a broken model. It just is not possible to recover from inverted flight with a dead motor..."
Box Car, Model Planes Annual, 1949.
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