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Posted by KiwiKid | Oct 15, 2018 @ 02:48 AM | 4,237 Views
I have always been intrigued by the variety of flying wing and canard experimental aircraft ventures that were prevalent during and after WW2 in Britain. Some details of these are recorded in these two postings:

http://www.ipmsstockholm.se/home/tai...ft-of-the-raf/

http://www.century-of-flight.net/Avi...gs/britain.htm

I am rather fond of "wing things": https://www.modelflying.co.uk/albums...um.asp?a=46915 and thought it would be fun to knock up a flying wing in the form of the experimental ventures.

I chose the Scout Bee as a base, so at least I knew the aerodynamics should work. The winglets were made from 2mm corflute sandwiched between two bits of balsa with the flutes and the grain at 90 degrees to each other. A Windrider pod was used with a P-39 cockpit grafted on. Power is supplied by a 2200 3S battery. Covering is Solartex. The lower surface scheme was used on prototypes and experimental a/c to identify them to other pilots and to (hopefully) stop wartime gunners from taking pot shots at the strange shape in the sky.

The model has just been finished and I did the maiden today. Really pleased with how she flew - here's a vid.

Windrider Scout Bee (2 min 19 sec)