In January 1963, MAN reported, "in 1960 Ed Kazmirski's Orion was the best multi offered to date, now the Taurus is the best." The Taurus was designed to be a plane that would perform the maneuvers more nearly perfect, but more important, would be easy to fly. The big difference in the Taurus over the Orion is the wing section with a 19% thick airfoil, which helps eliminate tip stall, is not sensitive to slight elevator beeps, is stronger, and as speed increases the increased drag slows the model for a more consistent airspeed during maneuvers. Another big change was the use of strip ailerons, coupled with a short nose and long tail moment. The Taurus ½ by Paul Bradley is a scaled version of the original, is designed for brushless electric power, includes a steerable nose gear for ground handling, and fly's like a larger ship. The Taurus completes the linage of multi channel pattern RC design staring with the Astro Hog in the 1950's, to the Orion and Taurus. Model has a wing span of 36" with an area of 194 in.sq. Flying weight is around 15 oz. BMJR kit has 20 laser cut sheets of parts and a complete hardware pack. Recomende power is the HC-2808 brushless motor (M-110) with 18 amp Thunderbird speed control (C-M-110). 3 micro servos (HS-55) are required.