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Super CHIEF

Product Code: B-257
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The Super Chief was flown in 1950 and 1951 by George Aldrich in the senior division. Some of the design features like the “airfoil” shaped vertical stab/rudder were later incorporated in his famous Nobler design. The design was said to be a significant improvement over the original VECO Chief kit – which was Hi Johnson’s up-grade of Bob Palmers “Go-Devel  Sr” …..U-control models have pedigrees too!   Biggest differences between the super Chief and the VECO Chief was that the VECO kit had a thinner airfoil and the tail feathers and flaps were 3/16 sheet. Super Chief has thicker/tapered built up surfaces to match the shape of the airfoil. Super Chief also had a bubble canopy.  As today, light weight was a goal with target weight being   30oz for .29 powered models, 26oz for a .19, and 34oz was max for a 35.  Covering was colored silk span with a few coats of nitrate dope and a varnish-type fuel proofer.  The BMJR prototype kit came in at 33 1/2oz with polyspan covering, colored nitrate and a top coat of Klass-Kote epoxy for fuel proofing. Powered by a BRODAK .40, with APC 11x5 prop, and 5oz Brodak tank BH-552, prototype required 1 oz tail weight for proper CG and a final flying weight of 34 ½ oz..  Wing span is 53" witth an area of 582 sq. in.

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