This years club model has been chosen and it’s… insert drum roll here… the Mini Blitz, a free plan from the December 2017 edition of RCM&E. It’s a very simple 3 channel delta built from balsa that can be knocked up in just a short space of time. The magazine article is by Shaun Garrity and he’s reviving an old design by D S Ridgway which was powered by one of those old fashioned glowplug engines. If you don’t have the magazine and need a plan speak to Woody, he should be able to help you out. The plan actually has two versions, the Mini Blitz and the Micro Blitz, you can build whichever you like although I think most will go for the Mini Blitz. No need to stick exactly to the construction shown on the plan, just keep the outline the same.
There is a long running Mini Blitz thread on the RCM&E forum, you can read it by clicking HERE, it will give you loads of ideas for the powertrain etc. Here are a couple of examples that I’ve pinched from the forum:
You can see the simplicity of construction in this one being built by forum member brfc7Here’s a completed one belonging to Kevin FairgrieveI know some PAM members have already completed theirs and several more are under construction. If, like me, you haven’t started yet there’s still plenty of time to get one built. They need to be ready for judging at the ‘show & tell’ club meeting on 3 May and, weather permitting, the first flights will take place the following Sunday, 6 May.
The magazine article says they can be built in a day so you’ve still got plenty of time to build one. So no excuses, get the scalpel out and Blitz it…groan!