sheet for Warren Kurth's "049" Speed Entry, Peanut Mk.2, was printed in the
October 1961 issue of American Modeler magazine. It won the ½A control line
speed event with an official speed of 102.46 mph. As was common in the day, a
bottom fuselage "pan" made of cast magnesium was used. Speed models had no
landing gear and took off from a drop-away wheeled cradle (I have seen a rear
bird or two with a single embedded wheel). They usually flew from paved or
concrete runways (flying circles), so a metal fuselage made for a durable shell.
It also made for a very rigid wing and tail mount. Metal working skill was/is
needed for speed models for modifying the metal pans to accept the engine, fuel
tank, control system, and other construction components.
Warren Kurth's "049" Speed Entry: Peanut Mk.2
With Front Rotary .049 Tee-Dee engine, Kurth had fastest A/2 speed at 1961 Nationals:
Posted November 4, 2023