This is the Jupiter – a 20″ span Vito Garofalo design from 1947 (by Comet). I did this as an experiment that turned out to be successful. I simply did a software trace of the print wood and it was good enough for cutting and building. Two prototypes were built, one by me and one by Archie Adamisin (thanks!). I did add pieces for the noseblock and wheel. The plan is original, but squeezed together to fit my printer (it is full sized, only white space was removed).
The build is very quick, but the details of the wing saddle, nose block, and retract gear take a little time. My version came out surprisingly light at 15 grams.
This DOES NOT qualify for any Flying Aces Club event – being from 1947, it is too “new”.
It DOES qualify for SAM and NFFS Nostalgia.
This SHORT KIT contains 1 rolled plan and 2 sheets of laser-cut parts.
Recommend 6″ prop and a loop of 1/8″ rubber.
ALL VOLARE KITS ARE MADE IN SMALL BATCHES. IF STOCK-ON-HAND IS ZERO, A NEW BATCH WILL BE PRODUCED SOON. SIMPLY ORDER ANYWAY AND WE WILL MAKE THEM.
|Target Weight:||15-20 grams|
|Rubber:||1 loop 1/8″|
|Nose Bearing:||.032″ or .047″ Peck|
|Shaft:||.032″ or .047″|
|Peg:||3/32″ Alum Tube|
|# of laser cut Sheets? 2
Kit? Short Kit (Plans and Laser cut wood)
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