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Flying Aces Stick ( 60 in. / 152.4 cm )

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Flying Aces Stick

Flying Aces Magazine's Flying Aces Stick

Bill Effinger and Thracey Petrides published their "Flying Aces Stick" gas-powered free flight model in Flying Aces magazine, September 1936 issue. Bill went on to become the founder and chief engineer for Berkeley Models, a major kit manufacturer in the 1950s. Powered by a spark ignition Baby Cylone ignition engine, the plane was reputably a good performer and easy to build and adjust for stable flight. A prominent feature of the design is the "stick" fuselage - 1/4" x 1/2" spruce longhorns glued together, with cross-braces, in what can best be described as a flat 'tapered ladder' form - no formers or fuselage structure otherwise! This approach may work with low powered flight but this fuselage type is prone to twisting due to lack of torsional structure. Complete and detailed instructions can be found at the following AeroFred site:

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ID: 81261
File Size: 2.2 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Gas-Powered
Motor Size:0.15-To-0.20-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 60 in. / 152.4 cm
Publisher: Flying Aces Magazine
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Designer: Bill Effinger, Thracey Petrides
Date: 09/1936
Weight:40 oz.
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Added: 26/03/2015 23:36
Updated: 29/11/17 03:25:50am
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Plan ID:81261
Keywords:Flying Aces Stick Effinger Petrides Baby Cyclone ignition gas free flight
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Sport
Wingspan: 60 in. / 152.4 cm
Wingspan Class:125cm-To-160cm (50in-To-63in)
Wing Position:High-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Rect
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Gas-Powered
Motor Size:0.15-To-0.20-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight:40 oz.
Weight Class:1000g-To-1500g (35.2oz-To-52.9oz)
Construction Skills:Low-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:Low-Intermediate
Publisher:Flying Aces Magazine
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Designer:Bill Effinger, Thracey Petrides
Category:PDF Bitmap Wood Plans from Magazines
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Date:26/03/2015 23:36
File size:2.2 MB
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