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Javal Aero Plan Nomad Construction Article For A Power Pod Rc Model Sailplane

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Listed in: Toys & Hobbies > Radio Control & Control Line > RC Model Vehicles & Kits > Other RC Model Vehicles & Kits

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Seller: hollans (5494 )
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Location:Birmingham, Alabama, US
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I am not selling a kit, only new, full-size copy of the rcm plan for the 44" javal aero plus a construction article for the nomad. Why this combo? Ted strader's javal aero is a nomad with built up wings. In the days of rudder-only rc control, ted strader's nomad was the most popular rc trainer ever published in flying models magazine. It had a 48" span, was ruggedly built and had a power pod inserted between the wing halves with a cox pee wee .020 engine for power. Ted later updated his famous design with built-up and covered wings and called it the javal aero. For any who never experienced rudder-only rc control, here's what we did. We fired up the little engine, turned on our single channel 27.045 frequency rc transmitter and receiver and ran a few yards and heaved it into the wind. The plane is so stable that, if we left the control button (yes a button) untouched, these great free flights would climb up to about 500 feet. Then the engine would quit. Before the engine quit, you made sure you hit enough rudder to keep directing it upwind of your position on the ground. Then we would click the button once for right rudder and twice for left rudder. Some rc rigs you clicked for right, then neutral, then left, then back to neutral, then back right, etc. Your first objective was to turn this little bugger back into the wind or she was going to drift out of sight and be gone forever. Since your power was now unavailable, you dived a bit with hard right or left rudder to pick up a little speed and then neutralized the rudder when the plane was pointed back toward you. All the while you were walking toward the high flying plane to keep it in sight. If it began to get away from you, you just put it into a spiral dive and neutralized the rudder about 50 feet above the ground and let it settle on in with a little bit of bang-bang with your button. Learning to do a good job with rudder only on a stable craft like this was the way to go before you dared trying a short wing, rudder-only... Read More

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