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Radart ( 60 in. / 152.4 cm )


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Radart

Air Trails's Radart

Fran McElwee, model aviation designer, competitor and pioneer, designed the Radart in the late 1940s for competition in that era, using radio equipment then available - a tubed Airtrol radio system and rubber-band driven escapement for rudder-only control. The design is eligible for VRCS (Vintage Radio Control Society) flying or for sport flying. Modernizations could include elevator, rudder, and optional ailerons along with a throttle-able powerplant, glow or electric propulsion. There's quite a bit of structure that could be lightened to improve on the original's 4 1/2 pound flying weight. Thanks to "JJ" for providing these excellently-drawn plans for a true "yesteryear" r/c aircraft design!

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Sources: https://www.modelaircraft.org/sites/default/files/files/McElweeFrancisFran.pdf
Details: Full Details
ID: 83545
File Size: 2.4 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Sport
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Motor Size:0.20-To-0.35-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 60 in. / 152.4 cm
Publisher: Air Trails
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Designer: Fran McElwee
Date: 04/1949
Weight Class:1500g-To-2000g (52.9oz-To-70.5oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
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Added: 06/05/2015 13:41
Updated: 09/10/20 03:22:05pm
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Hi! I'm aeroastro

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:83545
Keywords:Radart McElwee Air Trails rudder-only vintage VRCS
Class:Radio-Control
Model Type:Airplane
Channels:1-ch
Functions:Rudder
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:Diesel-Powered
Motor Size:0.20-To-0.35-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight Class:1500g-To-2000g (52.9oz-To-70.5oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
Construction Skills:Low-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:Low-Intermediate
Publisher:Air Trails
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Date:04/1949
Designer:Fran McElwee
Restorer:JJ
Category:Air Trails
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Date:06/05/2015 13:41
Views:2488
Downloads:209
Rating:3.67(3Votes)
File size:2.4 MB
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Date:06/05/2015 13:41
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Rating:3.67(3Votes)
File size:2.4 MB

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