Gloster Javelin (oz1016)


Gloster Javelin (oz1016) by Albert E Hatfull 1955 - plan thumbnail

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Gloster Javelin. Scale jet fighter for Jetex 50 motor. Wingspan 15 in.

Update 09/05/2014: Replaced this plan with one at corrected scaling, thanks to aeromeddler.

Update 29/11/2021: Replaced this plan (again) with one at corrected scaling, thanks to DaveC.

Planfile includes full build instructions.

Quote: "Pin the plan to a small wooden building board and cover with a sheet of greaseproof paper.

Fuselage: Pin pieces A, B, F and H, and the strips of 3/16, 1/16 and 1/4 x 1/16 directly over the plan. Note the 'anti-warp' strip which is set on edge; see sketch labelled 'First step in building fuselage'. Refer to this sketch while pinning parts in place. Cement all joints...

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Hi Steve, the wingspan of the Javelin is about 15", but it's difficult to tell from the plan as the wing panels are spaced apart at a different distance. The way I scaled my plan was from the tailplane span [correct tail span being 126mm]. The old adage of measure twice and cut once is as true as ever! I've attached some photos of my completed model [main pic, 004-006], which I did as the prototype as even the first production aircraft had the cranked wing LE and a clear canopy for the radar operator, rather than the 'black hole' of the first aircraft. Feel free to use the photos if you think they're acceptable enough. Not had chance to fly it yet, have to wait until the warmer weather next year. Weight with a used rapier L2 motor is 31.5 gms, so should be OK. Many thanks for a truly great web site, I'm not surprised your so busy, it's a wonderful resource and a great inspiration. Kindest regards,
Dave Causer - 29/11/2021
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