ORIGINAL: Jim Thomerson
Here is one of my Guillows #2 trainers. It has hundreds of flights on it. Engine is a worn out McCoy 19 with 9 x 4 prop. In a fourstroke it gives 7 sec laps on 65 ft 015 lines. Not uniflow, so the last few laps are down to 6 sec; about 28 laps total.
Dimensions are; span 30 in, Chord 7 in to 5 1/2 at tip, fixed flap, wing 3/8 thick. 5 in from LE of wing to glowplug, 15.5 from LE of wing to elevator hinge line, stab span 13 in, stab 2 1/2in center with 2 in tips. Elevator 1 5/8 in center with 1 3/8 tips. CG 3/4 in back of wing LE. Fuselage 3/4 balsa, engine mount 3/4 in hardwood.
Hi Jim, My Dad bought the precurser to that model, I believe it was simply called the
Trixter Trainer. It had a 28" wing span, and came with wire landing gear and a pair of turned
hardwood wheels. My Dad mounted an OS Max-1 .35 in it. It actually was a great flying model,
My Dad flew solo on his second flight. I flew it several times and managed to fly it inverted
from a wingover entry. That was rather bold(stupid..!) of me since it had the cumpulsory
2 ounce Rectank. My dad flew it on .015" X 60' lines. He gave the model to some kid at the
flying field(Hawthorne HS Calif) several months later, but kept the engine and installed it in
an AJ Firecat. My Dad probably flew the Trainer over 250 times.
I'm sure it would have flown much better with your McCoy .19, because it didn't glide very well
with Max-1 .35 in the nose. Thanks for jogging my memory with your pics and comments.