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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
from Christian Moes in Canada - www.soomodellers.ca

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".

If you want a very close to full size version of the plan on two A4 .pdf sheets
click on: Left side - - - - - Right side.

Christian said about the "Insect":-
"Rogallo Rick" was inspired by "The Insect" - which I built way back in 1970 - and flew really well. I am uncertain of the exact scale of this drawing (below) - but centrefold of AAM magazine was approx 16" x 11". The trick is to get the CG down low for stability. The free-flight insect uses a long undercarriage with 'heavy' wheels. This was achieved with the RC version by mounting the Rx and LiPo down as low as possible.