Parlor Fly. Indoor rubber cabin model.
Quote: "Make the 'Parlor Fly' By Alan Orthof.
Here you are, modelers - a small cabin job that you stick job fans can build and fly within a few hours! To date, my original model has made over one hundred flights without repairs. And due to her small size, she will fly in practically any room in your house or apartment with a consistent time of twenty to thirty seconds. But enough of just talk - let's get busy and build her!
The fuselage is of simple, square construction, made entirely from lengths of 1/16 square balsa. First tack the plan down on your bench or on a smooth, wooden board. Then lay a sheet of wax paper over it before starting construction, to prevent the framework from sticking to the plan. Pin the 1/16 square balsa strip onto the side view of the fuselage, following the outline carefully. Now cut the upright braces, and cement them in place. Allow sufficient time to dry thoroughly.
Remove the first framework from the drawing, then construct another side exactly the same. Now join the sides to each other, by first cementing the tail-end together. Allow plenty of time for the cement to dry.
In the meantime, you can be cutting the cross braces to the size, as shown on the plan, ready to cement them in place. When ready, attach them - one on top and one on the bottom - letting each set dry before going on to another.
Having completed this operation, insert the rear hook, which is bent from .016 wire. Cement it firmly to a small former, as shown on the plan. The next step is the nose block. Carve this piece to shape from a small block of medium hard balsa. Cement a small piece of scrap balsa to the back of the block to correspond with the front opening of the fuselage. This will prevent the nose block from slipping. Your fuselage, except for its covering, is now completed.
Wing and Tail. Pin two 1/16 square spars over half of the wing outline on the plan. Cut three ribs from 1/32 sheet balsa, and cement them in place, as shown. When dry, remove from plan; and build the right half exactly as you did the left. Bend the bamboo tips over a hot flame and cement, them in place, as shown..."
Article (from Maxecuters) including original 1937 text.
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