I’m not one to quickly follow each and every crazy fashion. But - as I’ve already mentioned - I like to let myself be influenced by beautiful shapes now and then. The bulky nose shape of “Laser- like” airplanes has a special appeal. I had built Laser versions before, but the overall shape didn’t quite satisfy me. While it has a special character I felt it is a little too "cornered" in appearance. So the LANCELOT was born.    
       
   
       
               
Span 150 cm, 50 engine ( Super Tiger G 51 in original ). A thick nosed fuselage front end, but some more pleasing lines behind that. Except for the stubby nose Lancelot has a completely conventional image with less than exciting shapes, but that’s what it was intended to look. If you want to impress the biggest number of people, you have to choose a “middle of the road” way. Not that this is my highest desire. But right from the start this airplane design was intended for publication in a German magazine. And to inspire as many people as possible you’d better walk the “middle of the road” route! That doesn't mean you'll have to forfeit beauty and pleasant appearance.
   
 
 
By the way: with a well thought out colour scheme you can greatly enhance looks. Depending on how lines and areas are applied and which colours are used we can create completely different looks on the same airplane shape. Several pilots called this my most beautiful airplane ( but I do NOT agree !).
This airplane has a detachable wing and tailplane. The tailplane is mounted from the bottom of fuselage. This way the fin is built in one piece with the fuselage and doesn’t have to come off when the tailplane is removed. I’ve built only two airplanes with this feature. Connecting the pushrod to the elevator horn is easy with this layout. But the choice of the fuselage outline is somewhat limited, because you need enough fuselage height above the tailplane in order to have a solid rear end and solid tailplane mounting.