Plans with minimum
instructions for the Miss Max free flight model were published the July 1961 issue
of American Modeler magazine. Bryant A. Thompson (AMA 2697 - USAF
Team Member), of Wichita Fall, Texas, placed third in the Open Clipper event at
the 1960 Dallas Nationals using his Miss Max cargo design. It lifted 40−½
ounces. The "300" ½A Free Flight and Clipper Cargo versions are both shown in the
plans. Scaling factors for "300" (Class ½A), "450" (Class A), and "900" (Class B)
model sizes are provided. A Cox Pee Wee .020 is drawn on the plans for the Cargo
Clipper version. In the top view, note that the wing is shown "flattened" (without
polyhedral). "Flat span" dimensions are what appear in the table.
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Posted July 10, 2021