As mentioned I thought we would tell you about a interesting form of Plyon racing that is rapidly gaining popularity at our club (Durban Deep Radio Flyers). The emphasis is on fun and affordability much like the standard quickie class.
The difference is that the Maximum engine size is .15 nitro or 480 glow. The class of aircraft is unlimited but most guys choose to go with the Thunder Tiger simple series Extra 230 which is cheap (R320)
Strong and fast.
The wings are nylon reinforced foam, covered with normal iron on covering. The body is constructed out of 3mm balsa so its quite tough and they can certainly take a beating.
The procedure for flight is fairly simple and quick as the tank size on these little machines is only 2oz. so it’s a takeoff together from which a circuit is immediately entered and a series of 10 figure of 8 laps are flown with the first one back on the ground the winner.
I’ve been flying large scale models for some time and there is always some element of stress about the size and cost of the model involved. With these little machines it has brought a huge amount of fun and laughter to the club again. And the occasional mid air that happens is offset by the fact that most of the time the model can be pick up off the grass and restarted again and flown off as normal
I thought it would be interesting to gauge the interest of other SAMAA members and see if this could perhaps become a new racing division
Give Stuart a shout if you are interested
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