Modern Old Timer (oz10469)


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Modern Old Timer. Rubber twin pusher model, from Aeromodeller 1941.

Quote: "Build this most efficient flying machine. By Frederick Bontoff.

I'm not going to call it a model aeroplane. Indeed is any model aeroplane a model of anything? So if you don't mind putting into the air all the best principles of flight in simple form, you will get consistent flights of 5 - 6 minutes. A few well known materials and a few hours will do the trick.

The scheme was first tries out in 1908 by Fleming Williams. But the present construction is vastly improved, and includes a modern wing section, balsa, and carved propellors.

Fuselage (or A frame). Pin down on to a perfectly flat board on which has been drawn a triangle..."

Quote: "Two more from Aeromodeller April 1941 that I have cleaned and/or tidied up: A Modern Old Timer by Frederick Bontoff. Scan probably from Zoe Quilter."

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