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SHOCKWAVE — The ultimate unlimited Reno air racer

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    Designed by longtime MAN contributor Mark Rittinger, the Shockwave Reno racer is another unusual addition to his electric powered racer series. The man behind the full-size Shockwave effort was Darryl Greenamyer, who needs no introduction in the aviation world, considering his speed records in a privately owned F-104 Star Fighter and attempted 1995 rescue of the B-29 “Kee Bird” from Greenland. The project uses a Hawker Sea Fury wing with a new center section, an F-86 Sabre Jet tail with full-flying horizontal stabilizer, and a T-2 Buckeye landing gear. Add a giant 28-cylinder 5,000hp R4360 radial engine and the Shockwave was born!


    Intrigued by its Gee Bee-ish shape (because of all the fuel tanks in the fuselage) and its odd collection of parts, I just couldn’t resist designing my own electric version. I figured if I kept it hand launched, and under 45-inch span, it would be light and affordable to fit out. Working with compound curved planked fuselages with elliptical wings and full-flying tails makes this model not suitable for beginners; some building experience is required.



    • Model: Shockwave
    • Type: Reno Racer
    • Wingspan: 42.75 in.
    • Length: 44.75 in.
    • Wing area: 404 sq. in.
    • RTF weight: 62 oz.
    • Wing loading: 22.25 oz./sq. ft.
    • Radio req’d: 3- to 4-channel (speed control, aileron, elevator, rudder optional)

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