Wingspan: 50"      Power: .40      Controls: Elevons, Rudder, Throttle

It doesn't say it on the sketch, but after drawing the plan I named this one "Spartan Wing." You see the name Spartan several times here, a reference to my college sports teams at San Jose State. A nice benefit to this was that I could pick up a variety of Spartan decals at the campus bookstore! I did build this one, and it flew really fast and smooth. But what a beast on the ground! At first, all it would do is nose over. After moving the gear forward, it would bounce like crazy unless landed perfectly. A plank-style flying wing doesn't combine well with taildragger landing gear. It did teach me; however, that a symmetrical airfoil flying wing is neutrally stable and perfectly controllable by novice pilots like me. That lesson translated much later to the Delta Vortex.

Plans for the Spartan Wing are available. Click here for more info.

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