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Vertigo ( 15 in. / 38.1 cm )

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AAM's Vertigo

Vertigo by Ian Barrett from American Aircraft Modeler September 1972 has a 17-inch wing span.

Vertigo is a very unique model in that it has the form of a box kite, is designed to take off and land vertically, and uses a third line for throttle control to enable the VTOL function. A .15 size engine will do the job according to the designer, although a .19 is shown on the plans. An electric motor could be substituted for glow, but there is no direct equivalent to the third line throttle for a motor controller. There are schemes where an R/C transmitter and receiver are used for throttle control, but that is a cumbersome implementation. There have been attempts to send the control signal down an insulated third line, but again, there are no readily available solutions. A complete conversion to RC would be a bit tricky balancing but would be fun to try!

I STRONGLY urge anyone considering building this VTOL model read the attached article contains an abundant amount of pertinent and useful information.

By: kenb

Text Copyright: http://www.airplanesandrockets.com/airplanes/vertigo-american-aircraft-modeler-september-1972.htm
Details: Full Details
ID: 94702
File Size: 1.9 MB
Type: Exotic-Flying-Stuff
Class: Control-Line
Use: Xperimental
Motor: Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.15-To-0.20-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 15 in. / 38.1 cm
Publisher: AAM
Date: 09/1972
Weight:12 Ounces
Listing Editor: kenb
Added: 09/01/2016 03:44
Updated: 24/01/16 01:38:44am
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Hello, I'm Ken Barclay

Flew first powered model airplane: 1/2A CL - 1953
Competed in AMA sanctioned events: C/L Combat, C/L Scale 1955-1961
USAF - 1962 - 1968 RC-130, RB-50, C-47, C-54, CH-56, RC-135
1st R/C: Falcon 56 with HeathKit radio
Resumed R/C: 2008 - Prefer stand-off scale (semi-scale) model airplanes

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Plan ID:94702
Keywords:Vertigo IC C/L VTOL exotic
Model Type:Exotic-Flying-Stuff
Aircraft Use:Xperimental
Wingspan: 15 in. / 38.1 cm
Wingspan Class:Less-Than-50cm (20in)
Wing Position:Multiple-Wings
Landing Gear:None
Motor Type:Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.15-To-0.20-CI (2-strokes)
Weight:12 Ounces
Weight Class:500g-To-1000g (17.6oz-To-35.2oz)
Construction Skills:Low-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:Low-Intermediate
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