Hughes Racer (oz10546)

 

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Hughes Racer. Rubber scale model racer.

Quote: "Building the Hughes Racer, by Paul W Lindberg Model editor and model designer for Popular Aviation.

NO DOUBT you are all familiar with this record breaking ship. It has established a world's land speed record. We are sure you will enjoy every interesting hour constructing the Howard Hughes Racer for its graceful and speedy lines and details, carried out in relation to the large ship, make it a most attractive model.

Colr Scheme. Fuselage and tail group - silver. Wing panels and landing gear struts - dark blue.

Construction of Fuselage. First, place waxed paper on top of plan to prevent parts from sticking to it. The fuselage sides are built from 1/16-inch square balsa. The longerons, verticals, diagonal braces, etc are held in place until securely cemented by inserting straight pins on either side of strips wherever needed. When the two sides are completed, the crossmembers are cemented into their proper locations. Check carefully front to rear for alignment. Cut the formers from 1/32-inch sheet balsa and cement in their respective positions as shown on the plan. The positions of all stringers are clearly shown on the formers. See plan. Work stringers from front to rear and check carefully to see that they have the correct spacing.

Construction of Motor. To form cylinders, wind heavy thread around balsa blocks which have been cut and sanded to shape. The crankcase is made from two separate blocks. Rocker-arm, housings and pushrods are also made of balsa. Details of these parts are clearly shown on plan..."

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  • (oz10546)
    Hughes Racer
    by Paul Lindberg
    from Popular Aviation
    19in span
    Scale Rubber F/F LowWing Racer Civil
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 16/10/2018
    Filesize: 1270KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: dfritzke

ScaleType:
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