Full Size Printed Plan & Building Notes Half‑A Combat *Gollygeewhiz* Engine .049 Wingspan 22


Full Size Printed Plan & Building Notes

No material plans only


For Half‑A powered Combat which is coming on strong in some areas,a simple, sturdy scorcher.

Full size printed plan on a sheet 30” x 21”

Five page article with building notes

Engine .049

Wingspan 22

Dan Rutherford

  PRETTY FUNKY name, right? But it fits! I'll ask people who fly AMA (Fast) Combat if they would be interested in flying some 049 Combat, and they say, rather sarcastically, "Golly Gee Whiz. I don't know if I can handle it." After a "little" pressure, I get them to try one of my planes, either in a match or solo. After trying the plane and seeing what it can do, the comment is still "Golly Gee Whiz!," but all of the sarcasm is gone!

   The ‑GoliyGeeWhiz7 was designed out of necessity. About a year ago, we started promoting 049 Combat here in the Northwest. It caught on fast, and it wasn't long before we realized that there weren't any decent 049 Combat kits on the market. Into the breach leaped Dirty Dan and his GollyGeeWhiz!

   Modesty forbids me to claim my design as the ultimate‑but it is the best I have seen yet. The plane is easy to build, has good top speed, turns tight and will survive being plugged into the ground repeatedly. It won't make it through a solid midair but any plane that can has to be a real turkey anyway. The construction may look weak, but it's not. If the lack of bunches of full ribs bothers you, go ahead and put some more ribs in. Just remember that the plane is light and is strong enough with only two full ribs per panel. Without fuel my plane's ready­ to‑fly weight is 4 1/4 to 4 1/2 oz. (prop, bladder tube, engine installed).



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