Published in “M-K” № 9, 1993 fundamentally new scheme of auromodele immediately liked by our members. Attracted her not only a win-win for aerodynamic resistance and stability in the race, but… the strangeness of the forms, which allowed to finally make something new after wandering from year to year, the classical variant “Bertoli”.
Theoretical calculations that accompanied the publication does not stray from the accumulated in our mug practical knowledge and experience. Therefore, the basis for creating models for the next sports season, we chose “Tomahawk” (as the boys instantly “christened” the new scheme due to the characteristic hull form of the model).
Despite the fact that proposed in the journal layout of the power unit seems perfect, when drawing drawings of model with the engine working volume of 2.5 cm’ (in the publication of the proposed version of 1.5 cm ) is back to the side position of the engine cylinder. The reasons for this decision are several. First — simplifies the production, which is important for beginners. The second facilitates access to the engine, its maintenance, especially in terms of the competition, which is also important. Of course, the translation engine side location proigrysha on the total resistance and requires a higher placement of cord strap. However, for “mass” model of training-sport use this is not so important. A variant of a plant with a vertical position of the cylinder of the motor, we left for championship purposes.
What we got as a result of design searches, is clearly visible in these images. The new model turned out to be no more complicated than the classic, even, perhaps, simpler and smarter. When designing the maximum attention is paid to the availability of raw materials. The only place where it was not possible to do without the “exotic,” the empennage. Since the removal of each and every gram of this zone model improves the stability of the stroke, had the design of the stabilizer to use balsa (albeit in a very small size and volume). If you have this wood is absolutely not available — replace it with brushed fins up polyfoam or PVC type PS-4-100. The result of the departure from the balsa will be slightly proigrysha by weight, but will slightly decrease the strength and stiffness of the tail.