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The Modelcraft Commando

The Commando is a relatively simple old timer model to build.  It has uncomplicated shapes such as a square, untapered wing,
and a simple fuselage nose structure, both areas where many old timers can be complex.  It is a gentle flyer with good stall
characteristics and like most old timer types is very stable.  It flies well with .049 to .10 sized IC engines or with small electric systems.
The prototype weighs 17.6 ounces without the receiver battery, I use a 4 cell Eneloop pack to bring it up to the SAM legal weght
for 1/2ATexaco competition.

Plan area             379.52  (2.636 sq. ft.)
Plan span                                       50.61
Projected area                             374.26
Projected span                             49. 92
Aspect Ratio 6.67                    t/c 12.05
Minimum weight for 1/2A Texaco is 21.09 ounces

The plans are detailed with building notes and show every part.  Plans are $15 plus postage.  Laser cut partial kits are available
for $35 plus postage.  Only strip wood and sheet balsa will need to be added, all shaped parts are included in the partial kit.

Recently the USPS has made another major increase in postage costs.  To allow me to quote the cost of postage please contact
me at with your address and I will calculate the actual postage.  

Commando Building Photos and Notes

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