Monocoupe D-145 (oz13128)
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Monocoupe D-145. Rubber scale model.
Quote: "Building the Monocoupe D-145, by Paul W Lindberg.
WE have had a great number of letters in the past requesting that we run plans of the Monocoupe. We have gone one better and have gathered the material on the newest Monocoupe Model D-145. This model has very clean lines and is a crack flyer.
During the construction of this model in our laboratory, we devised a method of installing removable wing panels, so that the model may be placed in a small box when traveling to and from your flying field.
The model has all adjustable controls with aluminum hinges, fool-proof shock-absorber, new improved method of building the motor, and all the details necessary for completing an authentic flying scale model.
In building the model, all dimensions can be quickly and accurately determined by placing a ruler on the part to be measured. The plan is printed full size. If you wish a larger model, multiple this measurement by the amount of increase.
The color scheme of fuselage, wings, empennage is Diana Cream, the remainder of the ship being trimmed in red with a white pin stripe bordering same.
CONSTRUCTION OF FUSELAGE The fuselage sides are built from 1/16 square balsa. The longerons, verticals, diagonal braces, etc., are held in place until securely cemented, by inserting straight pins on either side of strips wherever needed. After the two sides are completed, the cross-members are cemented into their proper locations. Check carefully from front to rear for alignment.
Cut the formers from 1/32 sheet balsa and cement in their respective positions as shown on the plan. The balsa ring which fits on front of fuselage, is cut from 1/8 thick balsa and cemented together as shown on the plan. After this has been properly shaped and sanded cement to front end of fuselage.
The 1/32 x 1/16 stringers should now be cemented over the formers on the fuselage. Please note that stringers are cemented to outer edges of formers so that a smooth covering job may be obtained. This eliminates all projecting formers. A stiff grade of paper is used for cowls 1 and 2 between balsa nose ring and formers 1 and 2, temples of which are clearly printed on plan.
MOTOR COWLING The front part of cowl is carved and sanded to shape from a balsa block. Use a stiff grade of paper for rear part of cowl which is cut 1/2 inch in width. Cement to balsa cowl, overlapping balsa 1/16. Lower rear part of cowl is cut away to permit carburetor to project through.
DUMMY MOTOR The motor is built up entirely from balsa and sheets of paper. The cylinders are built first, using the sheets of paper cut into disk, etc., to represent the fins. The layers in between these are made of sheet balsa 1/32 in thickness.
These are cut smaller so as to make the cylinder more realistic. The crank-case should be made from layers of 1/8 stock, cemented together and shaped as shown on the plan. A solid block of balsa may be shaped up equally..."
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