Model Airplane Full Size Printed Plans C/L Nostalgic 30 W/S Stunt 52" EXCALIBUR


Full Size Printed Plans Not a KIT or MODEL




ideal for sport flying, full competition stunt meets!

Wingspan 52"

Engine .35

Full Size Printed Plan on a sheet

Seven Page Article of notes and photos

Dick Mathis'

"Excalibur" is as simple as any popular profile kit to build, and it doesn't take special skills to make it a fine flier. I hope any younger modelers who read this will study the plans closely and accept what may be a challenging project for them to handle—but with the assurance that this is the only way to improve their skills and achieve a worthwhile goal—more fun with models.

I'll bet many of the persons reading this article will not notice that the "Excalibur" is a "profile" fuselage design until they read this sentence. This is one of the first myths I want to bury—that profiles never look like a first-class airplane. The "Excalibur" never fails to draw admiring attention on the flying field, and this is nice for all flyers, whether they fly only for sport, or in national competition. We all like for our models to please the eye, and this is one of the "Excalibur's" strong points. I like a design that looks racey, efficient, smooth, and uncluttered, and these are words other flyers have used to describe the "Excalibur," so I think it fills the bill. All right, so it looks good sitting still, but so does a grand piano—that doesn't mean it flies. Fortunately (no matter how scientifically you design, you still have to have a little luck) the Excalibur flies as well as any stunter I have ever touched. I think this is another myth buried, because, for some reason, most of our influential designers, seem to think that when they work up a "beginner's stunt ship" all they have to do is make it as simple as Tinker Toys and they have met the require

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