The basis for this project stems from this control line Combat
Stunt airplane called the Reactor that came out in
the mid fifties by Guillows. Almost no information is available on the Internet
about it and I have never seen it advertised in any magazines.
CL Combat Stunt "Reactor" built by Andy Taylor in Longmont, CO.
I found it intriguing in that it became the platform for an RC
Combat plane that Andy called the Slicer. He made the necessary modifications
for it to house the radio gear and powered it with a Fox .35.
I started to build a Slicer in late 2002 using Andy's plan for this RC
Combat class but failed to complete it. Sometime later I began to investigate
the new technology offered in electric motors and batteries and this partially
constructed airplane became the test bed for the new power source. What follows
are a few pictures showing some of the changes I've made.