Digital full size plans on Cd CONTROL LINE F.A.I.COMBAT “SICKLE III” looks and performance.
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THE “SICKLE III”
Laminated balsa spars and trailing edge, plus hot‑wire cut foam forward section, make this FAI Combat ship a standout ... in looks and performance.
DIGITAL FULL SIZE PLAN prints on a 43” x 24” sheet files are PDF, JPEG and TIFF
DIGITAL Five PAGE Article of BUILDING NOTES files are PDF, and JPEG
Bonus several article on building model airplanes files are PDF, and JPEG
By STEVE FAUBLE
In this article on my latest design, the Sickle 3, 1 will try to get your enthusiasm going for F.A.I. The plane has 450 sq. in. of area, and should weigh about 14 oz with a Fox, This combination will give you a low enough wing loading for a truly spectacular turning plane. The semi‑elliptical planform seems to handle the turbulent Texas winds (our constant companion) much better than a straight taper wing. The curved leading edge also seemed to be more crash resistant than a straight or tapered wing. I don't know if the reason is that the tips don't hit the ground in a crash or if it is that the built‑in stresses tend to counteract the forces of the sudden stop. I will show you how to make these with very little extra effort, and at a lower cost than using ordinary spar stock. If you are still reading this you must be interested, so let's get ready to make some planes.