Garami Gull-wing. Simple all-sheet rubber sport model.
Quote: "WATCHING the gulls soar overhead is educational and interesting, but just take a look at what too much watching did to me this month. The last time I was gazing at these super-soarers I simply had to go home and blaze away at the sheet balsa with my trusty razor blade. After the balsa butchery was finished and this critter finally rolled off the assembly line, the first few tests proved two things. First, that the birds know their onions about flying. Second, that they had given me an idea for a swell stick model.
In this model, good looks are combined with excellent flying qualities, and the all balsa construction insures simplicity and ruggedness. So let us digest the instructions carefully before wielding a knife or knocking the open glue bottle off the workbench.
Fuselage and Propellor. The motor stick is cut out of 1/8 in sheet balsa. Use medium strength, crossgrained wood, which can be recognized by its freckled surface. This type of wood does not bend easily, so it is highly recommended for parts where rigidity is required. Note that the front part of the stick is a separate little piece set in and glued. Sandpaper the top and bottom round and taper the last 5 in from the bottom up, leaving a flat spot for the tail group. The usual aluminum tubing is used for a thrust bearing and is secured with plenty of cement.
Since all the wire parts are of the same gauge (.028) they can be made up and wiped off the slate at this early stage of the construction. The landing gear and wing clips should fit the stick snugly but not too tight. Cement the landing gear and rear hook in position. With the aid of a pair of dividers mark out the wheels, using the same crossgrained wood as you used for the stick. Cut and sandpaper them into shape. Do not forget to cement the aluminum tubing in the hub, because, using balsa wheels without bearings, you will be losing the wheels at every flight.
For the propeller use a medium block 6 in by 1-1/8 by 3/4. After the blank is shaped, start to carve it at the hubs and work toward the tips..."
Garami's Gull Wing, from Flying Aces
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