Control Line Airplanes - Sport Birds on a wire... well, at least two wires
White Lightning (1/2A to A Class Control Line)
Prototype built by Warren Leadbeatter
Designed by: Bruce
569 Elmhurst Road,
Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3R 0V2
This is a 1/2A to A class control line
design for the Norvel .061 and TD .049/.051 class of engines. It's
designed for sport flying and fun events, fully aerobatic and fast.
I created this airplane in 2005 and it was built and flown by Warren
Leadbetter of Austrailia and found to be alot of fun. Much of the design
is calculated from proper mathmatical engineering ideas based on principles
used in many stunters since the 1960's to present. Properly proportioned
and arranged to give fine flying characteristics for sport and stunt
flying. This model will fly the stunt pattern with no trouble.
White Lightning Picture and Comment Submissions It pleases me to report that quite a number of visitors to Hip Pocket Aeronautics have taken the time to download a free copy of the White Lightning plans. Thank you all for your interest in the design. I'd really like to know what you think of the plan/design and am curious about your progress in building the plane. If you'd care to share your opinions with me or submit pictures of your work in progress or, finished White Lightning, I'd love to hear from you. Contact me or simply Join the Builder's Forum.
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Gee thanks for the credit Bruce!
I did really enjoy making it and it was very hard to keep my mouth
shut about it. It flies very well and I was very impressed with the
manouverability of the little thing. The best sheet wing plane I've
ever flown thats for sure. If anyone wants to see it, here it is