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KiwiKid10/10/2018 15:34:09
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I have always been intrigued by the variety of flying wing and canard experimental aircraft ventures that were prevalent during and after WW2 in Britain. Some details of these are recorded in these two postings:

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I am rather fond of "wing things" **LINK** and thought it would be fun to knock up a flying wing in the form of the experimental ventures.

I chose the EPP moulded Windrider Scout Bee as a base, so at least I knew the aerodynamics should work. The winglets were made from 2mm corflute sandwiched between two bits of balsa with the flutes and the grain at 90 degreees to each other. A Windrider pod and motor mount was used with a P-39 cockpit grafted on to the pod. Power is supplied by a 2200 3S battery. Covering is Solartex. The lower surface scheme was used on prototypes and experimental a/c to identify them to other pilots and to (hopefully) stop wartime gunners from taking pot shots at the strange shape in the sky.

The model has just been finished and is ready for the maiden. I usually try and get the maiden in before doing all the finishing work, but am pretty confident that the airframe will fly well, so she's RTF.

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KiwiKid16/10/2018 02:47:49
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…. and so, to the maiden. All went well and the model flies very well. Next job is to chuck her off a cliff.

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