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Old 06-18-2007, 12:53 PM
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Default RE: 1/2a speed pan

ORIGINAL: flybug

Ok people, what in the world is a speed pan? Where I come from it's an old, beat up looking car with a state of the earth high speed engine under the hood; but I'm sure that is not the case here right. Share the knowledge
It's the belly part of a C/L speed model fuselage, they were typically cast aluminum or magnesium, or fliers carved their own out of hardwood such as maple. It forms the backbone of the aircraft, incorporating engine mounting beams, hard points for wing, bellcrank, and tail surfaces attachment etc.

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