Aviation have relaunched two of their most popular PSS/Power scale
models. Proprietor, Ray Jones designed
both kits in the mid 1980's. Both the Aermacchi MB 339 and the Fouga
Magister were an instant success. But, after an adverse reaction
to the moulding process, Ray had to give up production.
now Ray has found a glass fibre fabricator to mould the fuselages,
and so Dragon Aviation are now pleased to announce the relaunch
of these popular kits. Both aircraft can be flown either from the
slope or under power. In fact, Ray says "With the development
of small Wren Turbine, these kits could be converted to fly with
these latest gas turbines".
Aermacchi MB 339 with its classic looks is without doubt one of
our best sellers. The model can be used as a fine slope soarer (P.S.S.)
or powered with 40/61 two strokes either version the model is smooth
responsive and predictable (68" span with tanks).
This comes in two versions, standard and deluxe. The standard version
has everything except the accessories (hinges horns etc.) and the
wood aileron stock etc) all standard items and easily obtainable.
The fuselage, which incorporates the fin, is constructed from epoxy
resin making a light and robust item, the wing root fairings front
console and canopy rim are all moulded in saying the builder time.
Wings are supplied in foam with obechi skinning, tip tanks, nacelles,
canopy and a decal set, cockpit instruments and a template sheet
are all supplied in the standard version.
slope version has performed faultlessly with many competition successes
to its credit. The E205 wing section works well and will fly in
12/15 M.P.H. winds however, with a servo on each aileron and either
a mechanical or electrical mixer incorporated (flapperons) some
incredible results can be achieved. Rudder was not used on the prototype
glider, however this item was fitted to the power version. A standard
40 engine was used on the power version and this gave a sparkling
performance, the model was used with a fixed undercarriage but there
is room for the more ambitious to fit retracts with a 46/61 two
stroke motor. Flying the MB 339 in either version is a very rewarding
affair and most manoeuvres have been carried out with great success.
Anyone with a little aileron experience should have no problems,
however in experienced hands the model can give a very impressive
controls are elevator and aileron (glider) and elevator aileron
and throttle on the power version, rudder flapperons, airbrakes
etc. can be added by the builder to choice.
are always available to keep you in the air.
The delightful vee-tailed Magister has looks to match its performance,
there are two versions slope soarer, (P.S.S.) or power, however customers
have purchased the kit to convert to electric and even ducted fan
(no details available) 72" span.
Fibreglass fuselages on both models. However the power version has
a separate cowl, manufactured in Epoxy. The wings and tail halves
are supplied in obechi skinned foam. And all flying tail plane is
used on the soarer version, however an elevator set up is used on
the power model. Besides the above items a tail cone, tip tanks,
canopy, decals and a template sheet are supplied in the standard
kit, the deluxe version includes accessories (hinges, horns etc.)
plus pre-cut wood.
glider version has excellent handling qualities, scale like manoeuvres
are possible and with the modified E374 wing section and can be
flown in light winds as well as the "usual" howling gales.
prototype power version used a standard two stroke forty engine,
and would do the "book" scale type manoeuvres and quite
a turn of speed at full throttle, 46 and 46 four strokes have been
used with equal success. No vices were encountered on either version.
Besides the basic controls A.M.T. ailerons (glider) elevator aileron,
throttle (power) an assortment of auxiliary functions could be used
such as ruddervators flap/flapperons/air brakes to suit the builder's
more details and prices contact:
19, Treweryn Close,
Tel: 01978 853284
Mob: 07762 913122
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