BF Interceptor (oz12773)

 

BF Interceptor (oz12773) by Barnaby Wainfan 1982 - plan thumbnail

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BF Interceptor. Rubber power indoor double-delta canard model.

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Note there was no construction article as such, but see supplement for some relevant text from the Indoor column.

Quote: "Double Delta Fun Model. The model featured this month is an indoor canard designed by the above mentioned Barnaby Wainfan of Los Angeles, California.

The double-delta wing design used in this airplane is the same as the wing shape on the Dyke Delta homebuilt. The Dyke was featured in an earlier indoor column by this author. Incidentally, a 22 inch Dyke Delta was built sometime after the peanut version. This model, along with four other rubber scale models, was stolen from the ceiling of my garage. The most sorely missed by me was the Dyke; since I had not flown it enough to realize its potential. Perhaps a 44 inch Dyke would make an interesting jumbo rubber scale subject. What do you think?

Unlike the Dyke, Barnaby's model is a canard (pusher) type. If this airplane hits a wall or low hanging light, the prop will not be damaged, since it is located at the rear.

This indoor beauty is constructed simply and goes together fast. If you are looking for a one-evening project for tomorrow's indoor session, look no further. The fuselage is a rolled tube of 1/32 balsa sheet. The wings are made from 1/8 x 1/16 strip balsa and no airfoil, then covered on both sides. The canard wing at the front, and the vertical fin at the rear are of 1/32 sheet balsa. The prop blades are also 1/32 sheet with a 1/8 round hardwood hub.

You'll be amazed at how smooth this spacey looking model flies. Let me know how long yours flies."

Update 5/4/2023: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to IanSalmon.

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  • (oz12773)
    BF Interceptor
    by Barnaby Wainfan
    from Model Builder
    February 1982 
    11in span
    Rubber F/F LowWing Pusher
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 12/01/2021
    Filesize: 292KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: MB2020, IanSalmon
    Downloads: 536

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