Electric RTP Flying (RCL#1003)
"Although electric RTP flying is growing in popularity the concept is by no means new. For many years aeromodellers have attempted to build and fly electric powered model aircraft, but their efforts have generally been frustrated by the lack of suitable motors"
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Electric RTP Flying
Model & Allied Publications Ltd.
Book, 56 pages
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"Although electric R.T.P. flying is growing in popularity the concept is by no means new. For many years aeromodellers have attempted to build and fly electric powered model aircraft, but their efforts have generally been frustrated by the lack of suitable motors. The problem was mainly the difficulty of making electric motors sufficiently light in weight and sufficiently compact, yet still possessing power enough to produce the necessary revolutions for the propellers to generate enough thrust for flight.
Fortunately today the problem no longer exists thanks mainly to the popularity of miniature model "slot car" racing. With the increase in the following for this new sport came the necessary incentive for the development of more efficient electric motors. Model manufacturers strove in competition with each other to produce the "hottest." "lightest." "moat powerful" power plants that could be fitted into the slender shells of these "Grand Prix" miniatures. The benefits of all this research has rubbed off on the electric model aircraft enthusiasts who are now presented with a large choice of readily available motors quite suitable for airborne use."
Interesting book covering 1970s methods of flying indoor RTP electric models. Electric Round The Pole flying is explained at length with lots of useful diagrams and photographs, notes on DC motors, circuits, power sources, speed controllers and the design and construction of a sturdy central pylon. Also includes 4 plans: the Wild Wasp, Voltswagon, DH 88 Comet twin racer, and the Chilton DW1a.
1 - Electric Round the Pole Flying - a new idea?
2 - Setting up the ELECTRICS
3 - Choosing the MOTOR
4 - Installing the MOTOR
5 - Fitting the PROPELLER
6 - What can be flown?
7 - R.T.P. Progress in the Clubs
Appendix 1. Building the Voltswagon
Appendix 2. Building the Wild Wasp
Appendix 3. Electric R.T.P. Manoeuvres contest
Appendix 4. Flying Scale Kits suitable for conversion.
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