Presently, plan agents are setup around the world. There are agents in the UK Australia, USA, S. Africa, and Italy, so far. Each plan will be allocated a number. If you already have a plan, contact the nearest plan agent to get an entry number.
|32 Clinton St., White Plains, NY
tel (914) 949-6083, email: email@example.com
Cost $5.00 for USA
|D. C. Owen||PO Box 264, Fairy Meadow, NSW
|Doriano Rossello|| via Genova
6E/8, 17100 Savona, Italy
|Keith Harris|| 21 Burns Lane, Warsop,
NG20 0PA, England tel 01623-842167
|Lionel Smith|| PO BOX 74162, Turffontien, Johannesburg
Republic of South Africa email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|David S. Larkin|| 685 Farmington Ave, Ottawa, ONT.
Although strictly a one mile standing start timed contest, the sponsors P.A.L. Model Products are awarding a prize to the nearest average time (to even the playing field) of all entries and not just to the fastest. This means that you do not have to have a super fast engine/airplane to enter and to WIN ! ! !
The organizers, P.A.L. Model Products are awarding a NEW IN BOX engine to the winning entry. There may be additional prizes for the fastest diesel and the fastest glow depending upon the number of entries.
You are going to have to work out your own controls (bellcrank, lead outs, control horn) and also tank details. These are not shown on the plans.
The CG is shown on the plan but no lead out guide is mentioned. Possibly the easiest method to locate the lead outs is to arrange external lead outs then hang the model from both lead outs and adjust the guide position until the plane hangs at about 1 or 2 degrees nose "down". This will ensure that the model CG is slightly forward of the lines.
No engine offset is necessary but a small
tip weight say 1/2 oz plus will help maintain line tension during take
You do not need the fastest airplane to win the major award. Any no longer competitive 2.5 cc engine can be used if you wish. There is going to be a large differential in speed/times and I have no idea of what sort of times will be recorded. I have heard of a ED racer 2.46 entry being built in Canada, a Nelson .15 and an OK Cub .14 in the USA and also a Rossi .15 from Italy.
There are not too many 2.5cc engines that are near contemporary with the PERKY. The closest American engine, I believe, is the OK CUB .14 from 1952.
If we stretch the window to say 1953, then the number of engines (worldwide) in this size range - mostly diesels - available in 1953 or before is many:
|Frog 250 (UK)||Webra 2.46 Record Germany)|
|ED 2.46 Racer (UK)||Sabre 250 (Australia)|
|Typhoon 2.5 (Holland)||Metcore (France)|
|ED 2.49 (UK)||Super Tigre G20 (Italy)|
|Eifflander 2.5 (UK)||Elfin 2.49 Radial (UK)|
If you want to go fast, use a more modern glow engine. the open face requirement and pressure fuel system prohibition will some what even the score and some of the diesels from the 60's should perform reasonable well:
|Webra Mach I & II||Schlosser|
|Frog 2.49 BB||Barbini|
|Allen Mercury||Alag X-3|
Among the glow engines are Enya, Fuji, OS from Japan; K&B, Fox, Cox from the USA; Rossi, Super Tigre, Cipolla from Italy; and several Russian and Czech Republic engines.
If you have any remarks or questions, email Lloyd and he will pass it on.
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