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Sky Flea

Air Trails's Sky Flea

The Sky Flea is Gordon Light's semi-scale rubber-powered free flight model of the Mignet Pou-du-Ciel (aka Flying Flea).
Developed by Frenchman Henri Mignet in the 1930s, the plane can best be described as a 'highly staggered' biplane with two
widely separated main 'wings', one wing panel placed at the airplane's rear. The Pou-du-Ciel, curiously, used 2-axis controls -
the front wing pivoted for pitch control and a large rudder provided yaw control. Although quite popular for homebuilders due to
its simple design, Pou-du-Ciels suffered several bad crashes traced to the front wing's unfavorable downwash over the rear wing,
leading to inability to recover from a moderately steep dive. The model shown is Gordon Light's 24" span rubber-powered sport free flight model, published in the June 1936 Air Trails magazine, and would definitely be a 'head turner' when brought out to fly.

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ID: 79096
File Size: 458.9 KB
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Civilian
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 24 in. / 61 cm
Publisher: Air Trails
Designer: Gordon Light
Date: 06/1936
Weight Class:Less-Than-50g (1.75oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
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Plan ID:79096
Keywords:Sky Flea flying flea rubber free-flight Pou du Ciel Gordon Light Air Trails
Class:Free-Flight
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Civilian
Wingspan: 24 in. / 61 cm
Wingspan Class:50cm-To-75cm (20in-To-30in)
Wing Position:Multiple-Wings
Wing Style:Biplane
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Rubber-Band-Powered
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight Class:Less-Than-50g (1.75oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
Construction Skills:Novice
Pilot Skills:Novice
Publisher:Air Trails
Date:06/1936
Designer:Gordon Light
Restorer:Pit, rchopper56
Category:Peanut Scale and Sport Models
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Rating:5.00(1Votes)
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