Jumbo Jamboree
May 28th & 29th, 2011
Peoples Choice Award Winner

Photos by Allan Schear Seth Hunter's scratch-designed and built WWI Halberstadt DIII Photos by Allan Schear

The People’s Choice Award was taken this year by Mercer County Radio Control Society’s own Seth Hunter. Seth’s scratch-designed and scratch-built 1/3 scale WWI Halberstadt III is powered by a Fuji 64 engine and weighs in at 42 pounds. The model has some unusual features including a full-flying stab and rudder and pull-pull controls on all surfaces. It also features an incredibly detailed scale model of the Argus 120 HP straight six cylinder water-cooled engine used on the original and a unique “droop” in the trailing edges of the bottom wing that has the affect of flaps. Historians don’t know for sure why the Germans designed the droopy wing, but the model flies great-slow and easy. The project took over 700 hours spread over a year.
 A video of the maiden flight is available in the video section of this website and you can follow Seth’s build thread on RC Universe by clicking here.

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Photos by Allan SchearPhotos by Roger Fowler & Mark Hiestand Photos by Allan Schear

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