Nieuport 12 (1916) - Scale WWI French fighter/trainer aicraft model for electric power.
Quote: - "The model presented here is based on Nexus 3-view drawings from England that are available in the US from Bob Holman Plans Service. Recently, an Albatross Publications DataFile was published on the Nieuport 12, and I recommend it as the best source of scale information.
The model came about due to a couple things. First was the success and attractiveness of a 38-inch Speed 400 version I built several years ago. Second was the availability of the ModelAir Tech 3.6:1 belt drive, which I powered with a DeWalt drill motor. The idea of building an IMAA-legal airplane and powering it with a $110 drive system was too good to resist!
The Nieuport 12 is scaled to use the widely available 5-inch Williams Bros vintage wheels. My original target weight was 7-1/2 to 8 pounds, and test flights were made at 8 pounds. The dummy engine, pilot and gunner figures and machine gun added 12 ounces for a total of 8-3/4 pounds."
Update 25/06/2017: Added article, thanks to spitfireflyby.
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