Caproni CH.1 (oz14014)


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Caproni CH1. Rubber scale model Italian prototype biplane fighter.

Quote: "Build and Fly This Italian Fighter. How You Can Create a Flying Model of One of Italy's Speedy Pursuit Planes, The Caproni CH.1 by William Winter.

THE Caproni CH1, one of the world's finest fighters powered by the Gnome-Rhone 14 cylinder, double row, air-cooled radial engine is capable of speeds higher than 270 mph. A biplane type, this Italian ship as its very appearance suggests, is adaptable to the most violent acrobatics.

Because of its sleek appearance and flying possibilities as well as all the latest features incorporated in its design. this ship affords an interesting model to build and fly.

Under actual flight conditions, the miniature CH1 revealed an ability to fly fast with the utmost stability, an excellent glide, and because of the natural strength of the Caproni design the added attraction of coming though all mishaps with flying colors.

The construction method used involves the. use of four master stringers all of which are cut to shape from 1/16 sheet balsa. This system combines to the hest advantage all that is desired in ease, accuracy and time expended.

Fuselage: Trace the top, side and bottom outlines of the fuselage on stiff paper. Trim the paper thus marked to serve as patterns for the cutting of the master stringers. These master stringers are cut from a firm piece of 1/16 sheet. On each is marked the position of the bulkheads.

The bulkheads are cut from 1/16 sheet balsa. Cut only the notches for the master stringers marking for later use the positions of the auxiliary stringers. The bulkheads are assembled to the two side master stringers. When dry, the top and bottom master stringers are slid into place. The auxiliary stringers are all 1/16 sq sanded slightly. As each is placed in position, cut the notches required as the work progresses. This procedure will permit the compensation for inaccuracies in your work. A sliver of a sharp two-edged blade makes easy the cutting of these notches. Note that number 9 bulkhead is two ply 1/16 sheet.

As the fillet ribs are required at this time it is advisable to cut all the wing ribs at once. The fillet ribs as well as the inner ribs of each of the four wing panels are 1/16 sheet, the remainder being cut from 1/32 sheet stock. The fillet ribs are cemented to the extensions of the wing supporting bulkheads. Check the incidence carefully at this point..."

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Caproni CH.1 (oz14014) by Bill Winter 1936 - model pic

  • (oz14014)
    Caproni CH.1
    by Bill Winter
    from Model Airplane News
    August 1936 
    24in span
    Scale Rubber F/F Biplane Military Fighter
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
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Caproni Ch 1, Ch stands for the initials of Antonio Chiodi the engineer and designer of this aicraft fighter. Due to an accident at initial training of the unique prototype the project was abandoned. Great painting in Italian colours, it looks like a racer rather than a fighter.
Pit - 17/08/2022
You're right, it wouldn't be out of place among the Super-Solutions & Co. Nice plan beautifully restored, and nice cover art too.
Miguel - 17/08/2022
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