Dewoitine D332 Airliner (oz1230)


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Dewoitine D332 Airliner. Scale rubber tri-motor model.

Quote: "Progenitor of some of the sleekest long range airliners ever to cross the Pyrenees Mountains, the Dewoitine D-332 possesses a history to excite the imagination. Its aerodynamic cleanliness and classic lines will make it a worthy addition to a modelers fleet. There is even a choice of color schemes.

Originally the 332 was painted an emerald green and christened 'Emeraude'. In this livery it made a number of promotional flights throughout Europe, Russia, North and West Africa, and as far as French Indo China. Only four months after the first flight, Air France bought the airliner in November of 1933. (The Douglas DC-1 first flew on July 1, 1933 and the Boeing 247 on February 8, 1933.) It was then painted all silver.

Unfortunately, the 332 crashed in January of 1934 in deplorable weather returning to France from a flight to Saigon. So impressed was Air France with the D-332 that an order was placed for four of the new and slightly larger D-333. Outwardly this D-333 looked just about identical to the 332. The series culminated with Air France acquiring twenty nine of the D-338, the fmal evolutionary design.

The model presented here was designed for out-door flying and to conform to the Pseudo Dime Scale category of Flying Aces Club competition. It also lends itself to a reduction in size to fit Peanut Scale requirements. In this case wood size could be reduced accordingly in the interest of weight saving. If a modeler were to reduce it to Peanut size, it is recommended to reduce the fin at a lesser rate to ensure directional stability.

In spite of being a tri-motor, the model itself offers nothing unusual in the manner of its structure. Study the plan well before you begin construction, and keep yourself familiar with it as building progresses. Refer back to this text as well. The accuracy of the patterns given for the stiff paper parts is dependent upon the accuracy of assembly. But, you need not go hard on their fitting. After all, it is only a Pseudo Dimer.

The dummy props for the outboard engines can be made very durable by making them two ply and anointing them with CA which case hardens them. It is most important that you build in the washout of the outer wing panels. This feature is essential to ease of flight trimming and performance..."

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Update 30/05/2016: article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

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