Grumman F6F Hellcat (oz13830)
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Grumman F6F Hellcat. Scale model for rubber power. Wingspan 41-1/2 in. Scale is 1/12.
Planfile includes build instructions.
Quote: "Fuselage Construction: Cover plan with-waxed paper, then pin keel pieces K1,2,3,4 on plan in their proper place. Pin a length of 1/16 x 1/4 in place on plan. Make sure to notch this piece 1/16 deep between F11 & F12 to accomodate the sheet balsa turtleback. Glue formers F6 to F15 and F17 to F19 inclusive in place (right over plan) making sure they are in right angles to the keel/while drying. F-16,20, 21122 are left until later.
When dry remove from plan and glue other half of formers in their re-spective places. Being careful that the formers are at right angles to the keel. F16,20,21,22 are now glued in place, followed by the 1/8 x 3/8 crutch pieces. Do not put all stringers in place until center of wing is installed.
The cowling frame is made in a similar manner (F4,4a,5) being connected by N1,2 and cemented in place on the fuselage after being planked. The nose pieces F1,1a,2,3 are cemented together and sanded to the shape shown. The cylinders are cut from t he 3/16 printed sht and 2 glued to-gether to form a 3/8 thickness, these are sanded half round and glued to the back plate F3, and the crankcase..."
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