"1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes These are the small ones...more popular now than ever.

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Old 02-14-2018, 06:21 PM
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I just finished building this Sharkface and flew it today. Originally designed by Eric Clutton in the mid-60s for pulse rudder-only RC, mine has modern radio gear with elevator and rudder servos. It weighs 9.45oz RTF. Today's flights were done in howling gusty winds which caused lots of extra stress but it's actually the best RC flying weather we've had in some time. Sometimes, you just have to go for it! The first .049 engine I tried on it was a bit anemic for the plane in that much wind. With a decent running Black Widow, it performed much better.

Video of a fool flying a Sharkface in too much wind:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQjSROfiKQk&feature=youtu.be
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