[Courtesy of Minton B. Cronkhite minton "at" san.rr.com , March 1999]
I can't stand it anymore. I have to tell people how great Diversity Models new Park Flyer, The DragonFly, is.
It uses a direct drive S400 7.2V mounted on a carbon tube which is the fuselage. The tail is light sheet balsa, and the cabane (where everything goes in) is laser-cut 1/16 ply with lots of lightening holes.
The wing is wire cut 1 lb. foam totally uncovered with a 48" span with a thick undercambered section. It will fly in a light wind, but you can walk beside it. It will also make an excellent primary trainer.
I built mine in less than two days. Mine weighs 16 oz RTF.
Flying this thing is the most fun you can have with other people watching.
Credit designer Bill Knoll and excellent kit production by Diversity Models (http://sefsd.org/diversity-model-aircraft/).
If enough people bring them we could have mass Dragonfly pylon racing at the MWE in Feb.
Bruce -- The Igl