This was a pullout plan from an old issue of Model Airplane News that
Rob Stahlman had sitting around, collecting dust. I looked it over and figured it'd
make a great 3rd airplane for me. It looked about the size to be powered by an .05
motor. I just happened to have an AstroFlight cobalt that was begging for a new
airframe. I put it onto a beltdrive driven by 8-1700 SCRC's and a 10 X 10 APC
prop. The honors were given to Ray Gagne, test pilot for Diablo Valley Radio
Controllers. He did a beautiful takeoff and flight followed by a rolling 2 wheel
landing. The total flight time was just under 5 minutes. That's me with the smile
holding the model after the 1st flight, Thanks Ray! Since then it has been
repowered with the Model Electronics Turbo 10+. This swings a 12 X 10
Master Airscrew Electric prop on 10-1700 SCRC cells for a terific boost in
power and speed. The latest specificatios are in the table below.
|Wing Loading:||30 oz. / sq. ft.|
|Motor:||Model Electronics Turbo 10+|
|Gear Ratio:||Model Electronics 6 : 1|
|Prop:||12 X 10 Master Airscrew Electric|
|Batteries:||10 X Sanyo 1700SCRC matched|
|Watt Loading:||84 watts / lb|
Mt. Diablo in the background.
Looking good, needs a pilot though.
This was taken at 95 KRC, it was featured in 2nd edition
of Electric Flight International.
Test Pilot Ray Gagne and the takeoff roll.
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