Discovery Jet


Description: Turbine-powered sport flyer!

Designed by Dick Sarpolus, the Discovery Jet is a simple and inexpensive turbine-powered sport flyer. It is capable of basic aerobatics, but it is intended to be a starting point for modelers who want to get into turbine-powered flight. The model has foam-core wing and tail surfaces and a plywood, lite-ply and balsa fuselage construction. It has fixed landing gear, but retracts can be added.
Additional Information:

  • Type: Turbine-powered sport aerobatic model
  • Wingspan: 82 in.
  • Wing Area: 1,370 sq. in.
  • Weight: 19 to 20 lb.
  • Wing Loading: 34 oz./sq. ft. (at 20 lb.)
  • Length: 75 in.
  • Engine Req’d: 13 lb.-thrust turbine engine
  • Radio req’d: 5-channel (ailerons,elevator, flaps, rudder, throttle); retracts optional
  • Engine used: SimJet 1200 AES
  • Difficulty Level: 2
  • Sheets: 2

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