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Folkerts SK-3 Racer ( 20 in. / 50.8 cm )

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Folkerts SK-3 Racer

Air Trails's Folkerts SK-3 Racer

The Folkerts SK-3 Racer was the third in a series of pylon racers designed in the 1930s by Clayton Folkerts, designed and built for Folkerts' mechanic, Rudy Kling. The plane was christened as the "Jupiter, Pride of Lemont" after Kling's Illinois hometown. Kling flew and raced the SK-3 in the Thompson Trophy race series and tragically lost his life when the plane crashed during a race. The model shown is a control line "sport scale speed" model, published in Air Trails magazine in 1951, designed by the prolific Walt Musciano. The model is relatively small and powered by glow motors up to .29 CID, would be a "pocket rocket" in flight!

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Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folkerts_SK-3
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ID: 81339
File Size: 1.0 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Pylon-Racer
Motor: Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.20-To-0.35-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 20 in. / 50.8 cm
Publisher: Air Trails
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Pub. Ref: Air Trails Plan 951
Designer: Walt Musciano
Date: 1951
Weight Class:300g-To-500g (10.5oz-To-17.6oz)
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Added: 26/03/2015 23:36
Updated: 03/01/16 03:23:11am
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Fascinated with model aviation since a youngster, my modeling experience includes control-line, indoor modeling, competition free flight, r/c competition thermal sailplanes, r/c electric powered models, and more recently, Giant Scale r/c models. After gaining an MIT Aeronautical/Astronautical degree, I served 29 years in the USAF in the space and missile fields, serving as Program Manager for two major space programs. Presently retired and residing in Southern California, enjoying its year-around excellent

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Plan ID:81339
Keywords:Folkerts SK-3 Jupiter Pride of Lemont semi-scale racer Walt Musciano
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Pylon-Racer
Wingspan: 20 in. / 50.8 cm
Wingspan Class:50cm-To-75cm (20in-To-30in)
Wing Position:Mid-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Eliptical
Wing Dihedral:Flat
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.20-To-0.35-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight Class:300g-To-500g (10.5oz-To-17.6oz)
Construction Skills:Low-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:Low-Intermediate
Publisher:Air Trails
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Reference:Air Trails Plan 951
Designer:Walt Musciano
Category:PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans
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