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Old 04-05-2011, 05:02 PM
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I have just purchased a old Jack Stafford Super Minow kit. I would like to get some decent speed out of it. I am thinking of building it around a Jett .60LX that I have NIB. What do you guys think? Are there any areas of concern with these old Formula One kits? It looks like a straight forward build, my plan is to glass and paint it. Just looking for a nice looking go fast bird.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:04 AM
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Nice find ! It was a good airplane back in its day. Still is a good plane !

Build it light - Closer to 4.5 lbs the better it will land (for sport use).

The 60LX will work well. Plan on just a 8.8x8.5 Q-500 prop or something similar (it should have ground clearance from back then).

Keep in mind the F-1 engines like the ST X-40 were somewhat light, and typically ran open exhaust with just an extractor. So the new type ABC engine with the muffler will be more weight in the nose. Plan on keeping the radio gear and battery as aft location as possible.

That design may have been back when many were still running front intake engines. Even so, plan ahead for the carb location and throttle linkage.

When building, you may have to accomodate the muffler under/in the chin of the fuselage. Plan ahead and do fit checks. You do not want to add an exhaust extention if you can avoid it.

Definately use a bubble-free fuel tank.

Dub has intergral spinners too.
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Bob

Thanks for the feed back, I opened the kit today and as I was looking at the wing cores I noticed that the tip is VERY thin and undercambered. I expected the thin but not the undercamber is this correct?

Thanks Paul
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The undercambered tip airfoil is correct...and it probably has a few degrees of washout too...?
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Thanks you are correct it does have washout.

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