Athene (oz1069)


Athene (oz1069) by Ray Malmstrom 1946 - plan thumbnail

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Athene. Twin rubber powered airliner.

Quote: "WITH the transition from war to peace, and new civil passenger aircraft, either on the drawing board, or actually in reality on the runway, it is natural for the designers in the model world to lay aside, at least for the moment, those plans for a super model fighter or bomber, and ponder on the pleasant problem of creating an original and well-proportioned flying model of a civilian passenger aircraft.

The Athene is one answer to the fascinating problem, and although by no means the only solution, its proportions and graceful lines may recommend it to aeromodellers, no less than its steady consistent flying ability.

Here, then, are the milestones along the pathway of building the Athene, not that in the simple construction is there much likelihood of the builder going astray.

Fuselage. Straightforward keel-principle construction. The block carrying the front undercarriage leg should be firmly cemented, and the wing transverse bridges should be carefully and accurately positioned. The positions of these bridges are shown on F-5 and F-6. Sand entire frame work and cement on fin. Shrink tissue. Give one coat of banana oil.

Engines. Built in the same way as the fuselage. Sheet carefully where indicated on plan, particularly the sections on either side of the master keel. Work accurately, warped or twisted nacelles result in much unnecessary adjustment when the model is being flown. Undercart blocks should be firmly cemented in position. Wheels may be made from balsa, bushed hardwood or celluloid..."

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