Ring Masters Flying Club

Tony Atzenhoffer's Typhoon

I bought the Typhoon kit when I went to Canada to meet my daughter's in-laws.  I figured that I should buy a Canadian model since I was in Canada.  Little did I know that the Hawker is a British design.

As usual I doubled the plans and planked the model with 1/8" balsa.  Since the model was designed as a rubber powered free flight, the dihedral was much to high for a control line plane.  I had to guess how low it should be.  I did guess right because the model flies great with a McCoy .35 Red Head for power.  The radiator set up was made for inverting the motor.  It also has a rear vent that makes it work without fear of a fire.  I have flown the model about 10 times and it handles extremely well.