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Old 03-17-2016, 01:34 PM
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Hi every one

I was just looking at some old pictures, and I came across photos of a .60 size contender that i built back in the 70ties. I liked the look of the plane, and i remember it was an good flyer, so after searching through a stack of old plans, I fount the original kit plans. Since I fly larger planes now, I thought why not enlarge the Contender to fit my OS 1.60. This is quiet a powerful engine, and my rule of thumb is that it will pull about 80 inch span plane very nicely. After a lot of measuring, I came up with an enlargement factor of 1.45. The reason for this number is that it fitted best to balsa stock sizes. This gave me a span of 78 inches tip to tip. I drew up the plans over several days, ordered the wood an started building.

PS This is my first thread, I am learning, so if there are mistakes, please be patient
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