SNICKERSNEE is a compact sports slope-soarer, originally published by Radio Modeller magazine in February 1994. It is an exciting intermediate model that is inexpensive to build and able to fly in a range of wind speeds.
When slope-soaring from the base of a small ridge, such as a coastal dune, it's best to use a 'discus-launch' technique to get Snickersnee airborne (see composite picture below).
Snickersnee requires 2 mini servos to operate ailerons and elevator. The prototype model also works well with a third servo controlling rudder.
The adjacent video was taken in 2010, using a "FlyCamOne" video camera on the Snickersnee prototype as it flew alongside a "Dolphin" slope-soarer over coastal dunes in NW England.
Snickersnee works well with a camera installed, not least because there's no engine-induced vibration to worry about. The linked aileron / rudder modification ensures that turns are well coordinated - an essential quality for a good camera platform.
The Snickersnee plan RM449 can be purchased from MyHobbyStore.co.uk.
Like all gliders in the Armada range, simplicity is the key note for the Snickersnee and conventional balsa wood construction is employed throughout. Note: pdf INSTRUCTIONS are available - just "contact us" for a copy.