Avia BH-3 (oz12516)
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Avia BH-3. Peanut scale rubber model.
Quote: "A peanut scale Czechoslovakian military model. Designed and drawn by John Berryman."
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User commentsWhen I first came across this plan some time ago, I was attracted to the subject and thought it might make an interesting build. My initial enthusiasm turned to dismay as I examined it more closely and discovered how poorly rendered it actually was. It exhibits asymmetries in the wing, formers, horizontal stabilizer, front and top views. Ultimately, I determined that a whole new set of plans to work from would be necessary, but this has become a back burner project for me. I would advise anyone planning to build a model from these plans to be very cautious in order to avoid it's inherent pitfalls.
Jan Novick - 08/10/2020
I guess you're right, I looked into my magazine copy and it seems as if the editor's dog slept on top of the drawing for a week. One doesn't have to look hard, it's enough to see that the uprights towards the fuselage tail are not upright at all, and the centre ribs on the wing would call for a strange geometry, etc, etc.
There are two ways about this, either build on top and apply corrections as you go, or expect some kind soul will look at this and restore the plan to its intended glory. Good luck with either :-)
Miguel - 08/10/2020
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