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Toothpick / Zahnstocher 657
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This is Oskar Czepas winning design from the 1951 world championships. It was typical of what was known in Austria as the "Vienna school" of design, where minimum sinking speed was the main objective. The rules of that time stipulated a minimum cross section area for the fuselage. Czepa's solution was a stick fuselage with a streamlined pod at the tail, which combined low draw with a certain stabilizing effect. Another feature of Czepas design was the extremely thin wing profile.
The model got its name when after the competition, an english competitor gave Czepa a miniature of the victorious design, where the fuselage consisted of a toothpick.

Model data

Name: Toothpick / Zahnstocher Alternative name:
Plan-ID (S-O L. numbering): B-219 Owner: SMOS
Designer: Oskar Czepa Drawn by:
Year designed: 1950 Wingspan (mm): 1700
Category: S-Int
Sources: Model Aircraft December 1951, Aeromodeller nov-51


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