A popular diversion from the standard fare of model airplanes was the Simitar. I
think it was featured in a model magazine. For something like 7 or 8 dollars you got a set of foam wing
cores and plans through the mail. Other than the wing cores, the builder (me, in this case) had to supply
the rest of the materials. The wings were covered with thin sheets of balsa wood. When finished, the
model was essentially a flying wing. It was controlled by "elevons," meaning that the control surfaces on
the trailing edge of the wing acted as both elevators and ailerons. In the photo below I'm attaching skis
for winter flying, the results of which are in the second photo. I remember this as a very enjoyable
plane to fly in any season.
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