Messerschmitt Me 109 (oz11066)
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Messerschmitt Me 109. Rubber scale model German WWII fighter. A Whitman exact scale flying model.
Scan from dfritzke, cleanup by rchopper56.
Direct submission to Outerzone.
Update 02/12/2020: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to DPlumpe.
Plan includes detailed build instructions.
Quote: "Detailed Instructions: Study plans, sketches and instructions carefully before attempting model construction. As only one part of the plan will be used at a time, the remaining portion can be folded over for added reference and study during the process of assembly. The following tools and materials, other than those supplied, are necessary to build this model: A razor blade; a small drawing board; fifty small thin pins; a pair of pliers for bending shaft; some small pieces of sandpaper: and a piece of waxed paper 12 x 36 inches.
STEP 1. RE-ENFORCED PRINTED SHEETS: Printed balsa rib sheets are supplied. But, when stronger models are required, plain sheets of white writing paper can be pasted to backs of rib sheets. Apply library paste to paper and attach to back of each rib sheet. Paper re-enforcements eliminate possibility of cracking balsa along the grain. While drying, place pasted parts between two flat surfaces and apply weights to them to prevent warping. Do not remove paper re-enforcements from various pieces after they have been cut from rib sheet.
STEP 2. SANDPAPERING: Obtain a small block of wood and fold sandpaper tightly around it. Rub sandpaper covered block with cm outward motion LIGHTLY and SQUARELY on all balsa strips. Avoid rounding edges of square longitudinal pieces.
STEP 3. SPARS, ETC: Select the correct strips as required on the plan for leading edge, spar and trailing edge. Do this before any notches are cut in ribs so fit will be very close or tight. A close or tight fit requires less cement. Consequently, less weight will be added to the model.
STEP 4. WING RIBS, WING TIPS: Cut out illustrated ribs and wing tips from printed rib sheets. Begin assembly by working over the wing in the top view. Place a piece of waxed paper over plan to prevent wood parts from adhering to and tearing or soiling plan when they are removed. Hold down balsa parts with small thin pins. The wings are assembled in two units, namely, right and left panels. Place spars and trailing edges in position. Insert ribs beginning with A, B, C, etc. After all ribs are in place, fit leading edges in position and complete wings by inserting wing tips. Cement all joints carefully.
STEP 5. ELEVATORS AND STABILIZER: The tail is assembled in one unit, namely, stabilizer and elevators. Work over top view. Sandpaper all strips as explained in Step No 2, before cutting to required lengths. Use waxed paper and pins in assembly. Cut cross members and cross braces to required sizes and cut curved tips from rib sheet. Place cross members and than front and rear edges in position. Pin down firmly. Apply small amount of cement to cross braces and curved pieces before inserting and pinning down into position.
STEP 6. FIN AND RUDDER: Cut parts from printed rib sheets. Assemble rudder in one unit. Work over side view. Rudder is assembled in the same manner as stabilizer. Allow cement to dry before removing from plan.
STEP 7. BODY SIDES: Cover side view on plan with waxed paper. Assemble body sides over side view. Pin down longerons. Put in upright members. Start at front and work toward rear. Cut uprights to size and apply cement to ends before dropping into position. Put in diagonal braces. When dry, remove body side from plan. As two sides are required, replace waxed paper over plan and make another body side..."
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User commentsThat is a bf 109 not an me....
JBB - 14/04/2019
Thanks JBB, it's an interesting point. The real-world aircraft was known by both names: "The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was commonly called the Me 109, most often by Allied aircrew and even among the German aces themselves, even though this was not the official German designation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Bf_109). Because all our Outerzone listings are for the model plan rather than the aircraft it was based on, we use the name given on the plan - in this case Me 109.
Mary - 14/04/2019
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