Plan file details
Curtiss Swift - Semi-scale stubt model for control line.
Quote : "Among U-control modelers there are those who are always striving to find the perfect stunt ship. But in trying to find this model, the various cliques of modelers have all bogged down in a rut. Either their models have no scale appearance and are good fliers, or else the planes are scaletype, but have few good flying characteristics. In my search for an ideal stunt model, I came across plans for a 1931 Curtiss Army fighter. In all aspects this plane looked like a fine subject for a semi-scale model. I knew that if I could combine this glamorous old fighter with the requirements of a good stunt ship, I would have what I desired.
My finished product was a semi-scale Curtiss Swift that filled the bill of a good looking, tight maneuvering, but smooth flying stunt model. Flying the Swift, I won the Philadelphia Flying Circus, took first in Stunt in the Pennsylvania State Championship Meet and flew to third place in Senior Precision in the 1949 Plymouth International Meet. The Swift's performance certainly vouches for its ability. The construction of this model is simple and clean cut. A few evenings are all that are required to construct a Swift. The fuselage is the best place to start..."
Direct submission to Outerzone.
Update 14/07/2017: Added article, thanks to Pit.
Update 14/07/2017: Have switched these two plans around now - the magazine print plan (thanks Pit) is clearer to read, so that is now the primary plan. Alternate supplement plan is larger but faded and harder to read.