Scale Model Aircraft That Fly
Read the complete text online:Chapter 1 - Raison d'etre: Thrills of flight. Recreation.
Chapter 2 - Definition: Scale, detail in miniature, broader types.
Chapter 3 - Aerodynamics: Wing sections, airflow, CG stability, thrust, torque.
Chapter 4 - Distribution of Weight: Similarity to prototype, varying CG position.
Chapter 5 - Gearboxes: Functions of gears, effects on motor.
Chapter 6 - Directional Control: Rudder controls, counteracting torque.
Chapter 7 - Wing Fixing: Rigidity, detachability.
Chapter 8 - Landing Gears: Actions, retractile types, tricycles, floats and boats
Chapter 9 - Rubber Motors: Quantity, arrangement, turns.
Chapter 10 - Design of Airscrews: How they work, pitch and diameter, setting out blanks.
Chapter 11 - General Design: Grades of balsa, triangulation, general notes.
Chapter 12 - Starting the Building: Glueing, soldering, etc.
Chapter 13 - Fuselages: Types of structures, methods of building, jigging, windscreens.
Chapter 14 - Wings: Sections, spars, tips, centre sections, fixings.
Chapter 15 - Tail Units: Control surfaces, various attachments.
Chapter 16 - Carving Airscrews: Making blanks, cutting from blanks, balancing.
Chapter 17 - Nose-Pieces: Gearboxes, simple noses, free-wheels.
Chapter 18 - Motors and Fixings: Joining rubber, tensioning, lubrication, winding, counters.
Chapter 19 - Landing Gears: Methods of springing, wheels.
Chapter 20 - Finishing: Covering, doping, colouring.
Chapter 21 - Flying: Trimming for glide, power flight.
Chapter 22 - Photographing Models.
Chapter 23 - Appendix: Plans.