Surfing the web for potential Peanut subjects, the rabbit hole lead me to Frank Scott’s SAAB Viggen JetCat plan from 50 years ago! I know I had seen this before, but I was enthralled. I transferred his drawing to CAD and traced it out, enhancing part fitment. It was a quick draw and a quick build. My first prototype showed a little promise but nothing spectacular – I have many JetCats that can do 10 seconds.
However, I kept with it. A few trim tweaks here and there and flight times were up to about 15 seconds. I took the model inside and spray-painted it and put on bond paper markings. I took it back outside and within 10 minutes I had lost it high in a pine tree at about 16 seconds – success (yes? no?)… It fell down over night, but onward.
I quickly cut a second kit and laid out tissue print and here we have Frank Scott’s SAAB Viggen JetCat!
Complete kit with all parts (excepting paint and glue!) as follows:
7 sheets 1/16″ laser cut balsa
1 plan with instructions
2 Carbon Fiber Strips
1 FAC-legal catapult handle with rubber
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# of laser cut Sheets? 7
Kit? FULL Kit
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