Bristol Bullet Scout

 

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Bristol Bullet Scout  
by EJ Riding
from Aeromodeller
December 1945 
37in span
Tags: Scale Rubber F/F Biplane Military
all formers complete :)
got article :)


This plan was found online 29/04/2011 at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1265873&page=196
Outerzone planID: oz884 | Filesize: 763KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: aeromeddeler, BrianCox

   

About this Plan

Bristol Bullet Scout Type D - Bristol Scout - 1/12 scale 1914 scout biplane, for rubber power.

Quote: - "Designed by Capt Frank Barrnwell in 1914, the Bristol Scout was the first single seater scout to go into production during the 1914-18 war. It went into service with the RFC towards the end of 1914.
...simplicity of construction has been the keynote in the design of this machine, and it therefore an ideal subject for the newcomer to the ranks of scale flying biplane enthusiasts. The only parts which are likely to cause any difficulty are the engine cowling and dummy rotary engine, which like the wheels, are built up from paper-mache pressings.
...The weight of the model complete with an eight-strand motor 27ins long is 11-1/2oz. CG should oocur at a point 0.8in aft of the lower plane front spar. In an attempt to reduce the amount of ballast required, I decided to fit a Moore Diaphragm with the following results..."

Update 08/05/12: added page of text and pics detailing conversion from rubber to diesel for this model, courtesy of BrianCox.

Update 01/06/2017: added article, thanks to RFJ.

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Article.

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User comments

Far be it from me to have a go at Eddie Riding, but is the title "Bullet" correct here? I think maybe this here is a scale model "Bristol Scout type D", and the "Bullet" was a later racer designed after the war.
SteveWMD - 31/05/2017
Can't help with the name puzzle but the plan on OZ was originally published in the December 1945 issue of Aeromodeller along with the attached article [supplementary file]. The conversion details from rubber to power were in the January 1949 issue.
RFJ - 01/06/2017
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