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Archaeopteryx (90″) – Plan

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Originally designed and built by brothers John and Francis Granger during the late twenties, this aircraft can probably best be described as a parasol fl ying wing plus fuselage, without a horizontal stabiliser.

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Specification

  • Name: Archaeopteryx
  • Model Type: Vintage parasol flying wing
  • Designed by: Dick van Mourik
  • Wingspan: 90″ (2280mm)
  • Fuselage length: 51″ (1300mm)
  • All-up weight: 9.75lb (4.43kg)
  • Rec’d engine: O.S. Gemini FT-120/Laser80
  • Plan code: RC2080

Full Description

Named Archaeopteryx in homage to the Westland Pterodactyl series, which inspired the design of this unusual aeroplane, the essence of this remarkable design was to find a machine that would be very safe to fly. Using a 32hp Bristol Cherub I, the 30’ (9.1m) span, 616 lb (279kg) machine was anything but overpowered. Moreover, lateral and pitch control was achieved by using rotating wingtips acting as elevons – a quite revolutionary design feature at the time.

Please note that all plans are printed to order and as such we are unable to accept returns.

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