2020 WS Minnow 30 cm span - 2 pack

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All wood parts in the kit are precision laser cut, only a light sanding of the edges is needed to give the model a professionally built look.  This year's fuselage has been stretched to carry a much longer motor!
Adapted form the 1994 Minnow designed and distributed by Lloyd Shales.  It is capable of flight times well over 1 minute without any modifications.  With modified prop, longer motor or custom stripped rubber you may get flights of up to 2 min or better.  Best flight reported last year with our WS Minnow was about 2 min.  This sort of flight time will surely motivate a beginner to rubber power model airplanes.
Kit contains full size plans, all laser cut wood parts and colored tissue covering to build TWO 8g - 10.5g airplanes.  Two 5 1/2" Plastic prop on hanger (must be cut down to 3 1/8" or 8 cm for competition), two build your own adjustable pitch & blade area props (blade templates provided) and rubber for two 3/32" FAI rubber motors are included in the kit.   You will need wood glue, glue stick, rubber lube, masking tape (1/4" wide preferred), non stick paper to finish building the model, and a 10:1 or 15:1 winder, as it will take >1200 turns to fully wind the motor.
All wood has been carefully selected to yield a relatively robust airplane that weighs 8 - 10.5g.  The wing and stabilizer spars are tapered, and have built in gussets at each joint.  The fuselage stick has the incidence for the prop and for the stabilizer pre-cut, and the wing is mounted parrallel to the stick, so it doesn't matter which way round it is mounted, the laser cut ribs are cambered, but symetrical front to back, so you can't build two right wings!  There is even a pair of dihedral supports and a balancing jug included in the kit.  It's almost fool proof.
There are many ways you can modify the airplane to increase it's performance if you are good!  Try making a larger stabalizer and mounting it on a longer tail boom, so you can fly with a more rearward CG.  Add more subber (and turns), increase the size and pitch of the prop.  Use lightweight produce bag material for the covering, it's free after you eat the vegetables, which are good for you too!

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