Avro Shackleton MR3 (oz1200)


Avro Shackleton MR3 (oz1200) by JM Bodey from Aeromodeller 1959 - plan thumbnail

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Avro Shackleton MR3. Scale control line 4-engined model of the British long-range maritime patrol aircraft.

Quote: "What multi could be easier to build? 61 inches span and designed for any combination of motors totalling 5-6 cc.

When JM Bodey flew the prototype for this model at the Woodford Rally earlier this year he turned many admiring head. Already well known for his very successful Vickers Viscount (oz3716) design, Mr. Bodey has produced another winner in the 'Shack' which offers so many practical features for tough construction and easy operation. The tricycle undercarriage gives terrific take-off and landings, the adaptability for all types of engine, covering a total power of 5-6 cc, (four motors), make it really the ideal multi for those odd engines you don't seem to be able to keep in full employment - why not dig them out and start construction?

Building is started by cutting the 4 in sheet roof to shape as shown on plan, followed by cementing former locating pieces of 1/8 sq in their correct positions. When these have set, cement in formers F3 - F13 in position, making sure they are at right-angles to the roof. The nose former F14 is next put in place, followed by F1a, F1, F2, and F15. Cut out 1/4 in ply Bellcrank support and cement firmly in position. Assemble bellcrank as shown and then add the 1/2 in sq beech undercarriage bearers through F1, F2 and F3.

The wings can now be built in the normal way, packing up the leading edge, trailing edge ans WS3 while on the board. The iwng is built up in two halves and are joined together by WS1 and WS4, after lifting off the board.

Add ailerons and then marry wing to the fuselage, making sure they are true from all angles. When this has set, add 1/8 sheet keel and tailplane..."

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