Wingspan: 56"      Power: Medallion .049      Controls: Elevator, Rudder, Throttle

My interest in flying wings was initially spurred by a magazine article by Dave Jones (MAN May 1977). Mr. Jones built a large assortment of sailplane-like wings and documented their flying characteristics, learning a little from each. It was a scientific approach to model design that resonated with me as a young designer. This is the kind of article and dedication to design that you rarely see any more.

My first plank-style model was simply called "The Wing." The photo and drawing show my follow-up design, The WingA, which was one of my all-time favorite models. Not only did it fly great, the little Cox Medallion .049 with a throttle sleeve ran flawlessly and idled forever without missing a beat. The Medallion series weren't as popular as the TeeDee engines, but it sure brought that skinny kid with the full head of hair a lot of joy.

Plans for The Wing and The WingA are available. Click here for more info.

Click Here to open an 8-1/2" x 11" PDF file suitable for printing. (190KB)

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