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Veron Impala ( 52 in. / 132.1 cm )

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Veron Impala model airplane plan

Veron Impala

Veron Impala

This is a traditional, but simple, balsa and ply build. The plan has sufficient detail to enable any competent modeller to build a replica of the ‘Impala’. It also makes a good introduction to ‘scratch building’ from a plan for anyone who has built a few traditional kits (Rather than assembled modern ARTFs). The construction is shown on one large sheet (Approx. 30” wide x 40” long) with clear print showing the detail needed to produce this 52” span slope soarer.

The Veron ‘Impala’ was originally designed for ‘Rudder Only’ control, and as such is very stable and forgiving. The addition of an elevator control gives the best flexibility for general flying. The incidence settings contribute to the ‘built-in’ stability of the original design. These can be reduced when using modern proportional RC equipment, if you prefer more ‘neutral’ pitch handling.

Some model builders have added ailerons to the Impala (With reduced dihedral), but while this can sharpen up the general handling and improve the control responses of the Impala, it does not really add much to the aerobatic potential of the Impala due to the limitations of the flat bottomed wing section (That has little useable ‘inverted’ performance). So beware -The more you change – the more you move away from it being an ‘Impala’. I you are looking for a ‘retro’ aerobatic slope model, then why not look at my other listings

The recommended center of gravity is clearly indicated on the plan, while the instructions give suggestions for control surface movements and general trimming and setting up of the finished airframe.

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ID: 83882
File Size: 2.7 MB
Type: Glider
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Thermal
Motor Size:Not-Powered 
Wingspan: 52 in. / 132.1 cm
Weight:8 oz.
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Added: 22/05/2015 22:41
Updated: 06/02/16 09:19:05pm
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Hello, I'm Ken Barclay

Flew first powered model airplane: 1/2A CL - 1953
Competed in AMA sanctioned events: C/L Combat, C/L Scale 1955-1961
USAF - 1962 - 1968 RC-130, RB-50, C-47, C-54, CH-56, RC-135
1st R/C: Falcon 56 with HeathKit radio
Resumed R/C: 2008 - Prefer stand-off scale (semi-scale) model airplanes

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Plan ID:83882
Keywords:Veron Impala slope soarer free flight glider
Model Type:Glider
Aircraft Use:Thermal
Wingspan: 52 in. / 132.1 cm
Wingspan Class:125cm-To-160cm (50in-To-63in)
Wing Position:High-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Rect
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Skid
Motor Size:Not-Powered 
Number of Motors:None
Weight:8 oz.
Weight Class:200g-To-300g (7.0oz-To-10.5oz)
Construction Skills:Novice
Pilot Skills:Novice
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