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Dan and Daren's Award Winning WB-57N
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With it's unusual "tubes in the wing" engine nacelles and NASA paint scheme, the WB-57N is a very groovy looking airplane. These photos just don't do it justice! It's also an award-winning model. The WB-57N won the First Place Gold Medal in the Open Scale category at the 2001 San Diego Mid-Winter Electrics sponsored by the Silent Electric Flyers of San Diego and Best EDF at the 2002 Best in the West. Look for future coverage of this event in upcoming issues of Model Airplane News and S & E Modeler. Click here for more pictures of the MWE 2001!

 
The rudder detail showing the decals Dan made. Very professional looking! Not seen here is exactly how crisp and clean the lines really are. Monokote pinstripe is used to simulate the rudder hinge line.

This photo shows off the clean lines of the WB-57N.

Modeled after NASA's WB-57N (#28)
Model Specifications
Wingspan................................... 86 inches
Length........................................ 50 inches
Weight....................................... 5-1/4 lbs.
Wing Loading.............................. 10 oz. per sq. ft.
Fan Units................................... WeMoTec Mini 480 (2)
Motors........................................ Graupner Speed 480 BB Race (2)
Batteries..................................... 1100 MaH (16)


Because of the model's clean lines and low drag, once in flight, the throttle can be pulled back without any apparent difference in speed.
Click here to view a video of the WB-57N in flight. (1.6MB mpg video)

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