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Argus ( 51.2 in. / 130 cm )


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Argus

American Aircraft Modeler's Argus

Argus is a competition control line 'precision aerobatics', or "stunt", aircraft designed in the late 50s by
Ohio's Steve Wooley, a young man with uncommon talent for design as well as competitive abilities.
After winning its class at an AMA Nationals and gaining a place on the US Team, Steve competed with the Argus at
the 1960 World Championships in Hungary where his Fox 35-powered plane was acclaimed by the competitors and foreign press as "the
most beautiful designed and finished airplane in the world". Its notable design elements include 'sliced wing ribs', lightweight construction
allowing competitive flights in windy weather, beautifully crafted landing gear spats and nose inlet, and an overall
graceful design approach that looks good even today. Steve served as the AMA's representative to the
FAI/CIAM Controlline subcommitee and tragically, was killed in an automobile accident at the age of 32.
- submitted by AeroAstro

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ID: 79509
File Size: 2.2 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Acro
Motor: Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.35-To-0.40-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 51.2 in. / 130 cm
Publisher: American Aircraft Modeler
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Pub. Ref: Hobby Helper 861
Designer: Steve Wooley
Date: 08/1961
Weight:42 oz.
Material:Various-Wood-Types
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Plan ID:79509
Keywords:Argus control line stunt precision aerobatics Wooley
Class:Control-Line
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Acro
Wingspan: 51.2 in. / 130 cm
Wingspan Class:125cm-To-160cm (50in-To-63in)
Wing Position:Mid-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Trap
Wing Dihedral:Flat
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.35-To-0.40-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight:42 oz.
Weight Class:1000g-To-1500g (35.2oz-To-52.9oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
Construction Skills:High-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:High-Intermediate
Publisher:American Aircraft Modeler
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Date:08/1961
Reference:Hobby Helper 861
Designer:Steve Wooley
Restorer:JJ
Category:Wood Model Airplane Plans
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