model was my entry in the E Zone's 2002
Electric Jet Design Contest and it finished third. It fulfills
a long-standing desire to build and fly a pure delta winged model.
The model is sport scale to make it a little easier to build. It
flys very well and has a great presence both in the air and on the
ground. The prototype was launched off a re-purposed R/C combat
catapult and a homemade bungee launcher.
is a 3-channel model that uses elevons for pitch and roll control
and a throttle. The model features a full-flow duct system for maximum
efficiency. The bifuricated inlet ducts are constructed of balsa
and 100# Bristol paper bought at an art supply house. The tailpipe
is rolled from a thin plastic desk blotter protector obtained from
a local stationary store.
web site details the basic construction of the model with photos
and detailed instructions. These are broken down into sections for
the wings, fuselage and servos. The fuselage is built in three major
steps. First the cockpit section is built. Next, the tail section
is built, then the two are joined during the construction of the
cockpit is a hollow shell and carries no components. The tail section
houses the fan unit/motor and elevon servos. The motor batteries,
receiver pack and receiver ride in the center section between the
bifuricated inlet ducts.
rolled off the asssembly line in August, 1959 as the 117th F-106 produced
by Convair. It bounced around and in July 1974 was assigned to the
159th FIS, 125th FIG, Jacksonville IAP FL (ANG). I chose the very
colorful commemorative paint scheme that was applied to 58-0760 celebrate
the United States bicentennial in 1976. Like all bicentennial paint
schemes applied to various military aircraft, it was eventually returned
to its standard drab grey paint before being shipped off to Tyndall
AFB FL to become Sidewinder bait as a QF-106. On March 2, 1993, 58-08760
shot down by an AIM-7 on its first (and probably, last) flight
as a target drone.