Full size Printed Plans Scale 1:12 Control Line World War I the British RE-8 sport or stunt
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Full size Printed Plans & Article
Not a KIT or MODEL No Material
Reproduced Vintage Plan from 1955
One of the famous crates of World War I the British RE-8, It can be stunted.
Full size printed plan on a 42” x 30” sheet
Four page article with building notes and photos
Scale 1” = 1 ‘
42 1/2" Span Biplane
Engine .29 to .35
By FRANK W. BEATTY
This Fox-powered, 34 oz. ship lifts easily off the ground and can-do wingovers, loops and inverted flight. The daredevil expert could really wring this one out. This is one scale model which is a pleasure to land. -The low wing loading and drag of the rigging makes for a really long, slow glide. The ship touches down easily and almost never noses over.
I have always been an admirer of World War I biplanes. I've built many of them as control line scale models even though as a group a large percentage of them cannot be built to give any- thing but an erratic disappointing performance in the air. The RE-8 was the result of a long search for a World War I type bipe whose design would adapt itself readily to fine control line flying. A brief analysis of the drawings shows the ship has a smallish, slim fuselage compared with the amount of wing area. For control there is ample tail area. But, best of all, the wings are set well back on the fuselage for good trim characteristics. Note also that the wheels are set forward of the CG for good landings.