Friedrichshafen GII (oz1152)


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Friedrichshafen GII. Scale WW1 bomber, from Nov 1932 MAN.

Update 17/8/2022: Added article, thanks to Pit.

Quote: "Build the Friedrichshafen G II War-Time Bomber . Complete Instructions and Plans of the Famous German Bomber That Often
Bombed London. By Robert V Smith.

THE flying model to be built this month is the Friedrichshafen G II, a German war-time ship used for long distance bombing flights. This model is what may be called the little brother of the plane which appeared on the cover of the October 1931 issue of Universal Model Airplane News, the Friedrichshafen G III.

This model is not hard to build, but care should be taken to see that each wing has the same amount of sweep-back and each propeller has the same amount of pitch. Because of the fact that the following plans are drawn to exact scale, some of the minor dimensions have been left out, although these can be had by using a ruler.

Fuselage: The sides of the fuselage should be made first. All wood used for this part of the model is 1/16 square balsa. The longerons are each 11-9/16 long and should be pinned to a full-size layout of the side, while the uprights are ambroided between them. The two sides should be joined first at 7 in then at 1, to 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 in, in that order.

The forward gunners pit is formed by thin bamboo strips about 2-1/2 in long. The strips should be ambroided to one side and allowed to dry and then bent around and ambroided to the other side... "

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