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American Aircraft Modeler's Skydancer

Larry Renger, MIT-trained aero-engineer, designed the Skydancer whiile working for Estes
Models in the early 1970s. The plane is an extremely high-powered "rocket boost glider" that
uses an Estes D-12 or D-13 rocket motor, rated at 7.4 and 9 lbs thrust apiece, to boost the RBG
vertically off a launch rail, propelling the fairly light airframe ( 6 1/2 oz) several hundred feet
up at very high air speeds. The rocket motor, initially attached to the plane during the boost, ia
jettisoned after burnout via an ingenioius pod arrangement conceived and designed by Larry, leaving the
Skydancer to soar and maneuver minus the weight of the expended motor. Extreme care and precision
is required to assemble and operate this high powered "rocket-propelled" glider" safely!

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ID: 103269
File Size: 171.2 KB
Type: Exotic-Flying-Stuff
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Xperimental
Motor: Rocket-Powered
Wingspan: 44 in. / 111.8 cm
Publisher: American Aircraft Modeler
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Pub. Ref: 311
Designer: Larry Renger
Date: 03/1971
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Added: 22/02/2021 09:01
Updated: 22/02/21 10:25:54pm
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Plan ID:103269
Keywords:Skydancer Renger Estes rocket boost glider
Model Type:Exotic-Flying-Stuff
Aircraft Use:Xperimental
Wingspan: 44 in. / 111.8 cm
Wingspan Class:100cm-To-125cm (40in-To-50in)
Wing Position:Low-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Trap
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:None
Motor Type:Rocket-Powered
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight Class:100g-To-200g (3.5oz-To-7.0oz)
Construction Skills:Low-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:Advanced
Publisher:American Aircraft Modeler
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Designer:Larry Renger
First Scan:eklogic
Category:American Aircraft Modeler
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Date:22/02/2021 09:01
File size:171.2 KB
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Date:22/02/2021 09:01
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