The Front Yard Canard
Written and designed by Tim Bailiff
Video produced by Brandon and Lindsay Banich
Find the entire feature on page 38 in the September 2011 issue.
Read an abridged summary as well as video of the aircraft.
CANARDS ARE distinctive airplanes. Unlike most aircraft, the horizontal stabilizer and elevator are mounted in front of the wings. That’s uncommon to see flying today; however, the Wright brothers’ airplane had such a design.
For this project, I used two Revell Super Stratosphere kits to build a single tricycle gear, pusher canard. Utilizing a tiny Spektrum AR6400 DSM2 receiver brick, I kept this little model lightweight, easy to control, and a blast to fly!
My only real problem was what to name it. Flying the airplane in my front yard, I had an epiphany and it came to be called the Front Yard Canard.
You can read more about the build on page 38 in the September 2011 issue of Model Aviation.
Watch a video of this ingenious little airplane fly.
See another of Tim Bailiff's creation in the Summer 2011 Park Pilot issue.
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