Digital full size plans on Cd 1/2 A control line combat *1/2A SAMURAI* being a champion
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Digital full size plans on Cd
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Off‑spring of the FAI Samurai our little 1/2 A Combateer carries an the family tradition of being a champion with its record of WAM Class Champion for 1977, plus a 3rd at the '77 Nats!
DIGITAL FULL SIZE PLAN prints on a 30” x 15” sheet files are PDF, JPEG and TIFF
DIGITAL NINE PAGE Article of BUILDING NOTES files are PDF, and JPEG
Bonus several article on building model airplanes files are PDF, and JPEG
CONTROL LINE COMBAT WINGSPAN 28”
AREA 160 SQ.IN
WEIGHT 5 OZ.
BY RICH von LOPEZ
The ½ A Samurai is the smaller version of the FAI Samurai and like the larger version, has a Western Associated Modelers (WAM) class championship to its credit and an additional third place at the 1977 Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) National Championships. This is the third 1/2 A design that I have published, the first being Li'l Snip (Model Builder, February 1974) and the second being Li'l Matador (Model Airplane News, September, 1976). The Li'l Snip design was bought and produced by the Midwest Products Company and is currently available.
Why design a new 1/2 A combat model when the one you are currently using is perfectly adequate? This is the question I asked myself before beginning to develop the 1/2A Samurai. I concluded that what I was looking for was a more refined version of what I was flying, Li'l Matadors. I wanted to eliminate some weight, do away with the bladder tank tube, use a monoboom, add strength to the structure, and have a better flying model.
What about the added strength I wanted? How could this be done? I started by replacing the balsa wood spars and leading edge with basswood units.