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Water Skipper

American Modeler's Water Skipper

"Water Skipper" is a 1/2A tethered "air-boat" model, designed by noted model boat racer Bill LeFeber. The original model, powered by a reed valve Cox 049, reached speeds close to 60 mph, primarily because the model rises up on a 'planing' hull that minimizes surface area exposed to the water, a major source of hydrodynamic drag at high speeds. Construction is all-balsa and quite simple, no wings or movable control surfaces are present. A 25-foot long tether, securely tied to a fixed and anchored center post, would be a reasonable tether length. A summary of Bill's impressive model boating career and achievements can be found here: https://nebula.wsimg.com/f18745c3ad7188b7048ad27005700fe7?AccessKeyId=ACA7381D2BFC72351748&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

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ID: 97218
File Size: 1.8 MB
Type: Boat
Class: Round-The-Pole
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.049-To-0.15-CI (2-strokes)
Publisher: American Modeler
Designer: Bill LeFeber
Date: 07/1958
Weight Class:75g-To-100g (1.75oz-To-3.5oz)
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Added: 12/08/2016 16:01
Updated: 06/08/19 09:11:47pm
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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:97218
Keywords:Water Skipper LeFeber 1/2A air-boat tether speed
Model Type:Boat
Aircraft Use:Sport
Motor Type:Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.049-To-0.15-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight Class:75g-To-100g (1.75oz-To-3.5oz)
Construction Skills:Beginner
Pilot Skills:Beginner
Publisher:American Modeler
Designer:Bill LeFeber
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Category:Boats and Sailboats Models Plans
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Date:12/08/2016 16:01
File size:1.8 MB

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