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Douglas Wheelhouse 111/07/2018 11:25:57
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morning all,

Does anyone out there still have a copy of the 60's aerobat the Vertigo please

Douglas

Percy Verance11/07/2018 13:50:23
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I've never seen the article Douglas, but I am familiar with the model. One of the long standing members of a club I once flew with built one, which flew extremely well. As I understand it, the Vertigo was orifinally designed as a pylon racer, but the model I saw fly also handled aerobatics very well.

Kevan Gillings 211/07/2018 14:00:43
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The plan is available through Sarik hobbies as number RM11, also there is "son of vertigo" !!!

Douglas Wheelhouse 111/07/2018 14:23:13
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Thanks guys for your responses to my post

Douglas

Percy Verance11/07/2018 17:15:05
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Oh yes, the small version. I seem to recall that was a freebie plan?

FlyinBrian11/07/2018 22:50:42
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IIRC The Vertigo was designed by Frank Van den Berg who while a very active participant in pylon racing did not design this model as a racer but as a lightweight sports model that would go vertical with the then current .61 two strokes. I believe the Vertigo met those criteria.

A club mate of mine in the 70s built several Vertigos as his had a habit of going vertical in the wrong direction.

David Davis12/07/2018 05:13:14
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I certainly used to have a copy of the plan Douglas but I may have given it away before emigrating. I'll have a look in my plans box.

Peter Christy12/07/2018 07:55:01
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Frank Van Den Berg was a well known aerobatic pilot, back in the 60s (in what today would be called F3A). I remember seeing his original Vertigo when he flew it at the Nats in the aerobatics. It was well named! It was the first time I'd seen an aerobatic model capable of *accelerating* vertically upwards! Absolutely awesome! And all on a Merco 61!

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Pete

Douglas Wheelhouse 112/07/2018 10:55:44
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Hi David,

I really appreciate your reply , thanks for looking

Douglas

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to reply

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