Ray Malmström was a genius!
I recently received a high performance 1S brushed 30mm EDF from Micromodeldrome (via John Stennard) and looking for a suitable subject... started going through my collection of RM drawings and came across 'Candice' - I'm sure you know it. Uncertain of the performance of this new EDF - I kept things as simple and lightweight as possible - using profile balsa fuselage and depron wings. Wow!!! What a performer! Smooth, stable, and with excellent control response (rudder & elevator) - and even managed an inside loop! ... in the gym! This is my 4th or 5th canard - and the best flyer by far!
(Candice is 25A in the Ray Malmström Catalogue, provided as a .pdf from Impington Village College MAC, it was a free plan in the April 1972 Aeromodeller.)
The plane was built in less than a day, so very much 'bare bones'. Now that I know it flies so well, I will add some decoration, a nose cone - and may try a 'built-up' fuselage per Ray's original - if I can keep the weight down. Present flying weight is 21 g.
Below is nothing to do with ducted fan canards but a small Rogallo is worth a look....
The information and photographs taken from e-mails
received in December 2014
The Rogallo is from "The Insect" by Bill Warner, a free plan from the "American Aircraft Modeler in April 1970.
There is an interesting piece on Wikipedia about the derivation of "Rogallo".
Christian said about the "Insect":-