Bellanca Light Tractor Biplane

Bellanca Light Tractor Biplane
This model of the 1916 Bellanca CD Tractor Biplane was inspired by a Peanut Scale plan by Don Butman, which appeared in Model Builder's October 1972 issue. With Don's encouragement, his original plan was enlarged and redrawn to accommodate radio control. It has proven to be a great indoor RC model, or for flying outside in calm conditions.

Our prototype was originally designed for a small geared brushed motor, 6-8 cell nicad packs, and carbon fiber prop as shown. We are now recommending the Great Planes Rimfire 250 motor or similar, with a 300-800mAh 2S lipo battery.

More photos and additional information can be found at Gryffinaero.com.

Plan ID: FA172
Designer: Syme, Thayer
Span: 33 in.
Recommended Power: Rimfire 250 motor and 2S 350 - 800mAh lipo, or similar 35-50 watt electric system.

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