Vedette (oz14101)


Vedette (oz14101) by WI Barrett 1968 - plan thumbnail

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Vedette. Control line sport model.

Quote: "Control line sportster on COIN lines to suit 1.5 cc engines. Vedette, by WI Barrett.

Vedette: A mounted sentry placed in advance of an outpost; a small vessel used to watch the movements of the enemy. There is at present in the skies a new breed of aeroplane, the counter-insurgency machine, small, rugged and reliable. This model is based on such an idea, and is an aerobatic sports model with sleek lines for 1.5 cc engines.

Commence construction by cutting the engine bearers to length, and drilling for the engine retaining bolts and the bellcrank bolt. Cut out the engine bulkhead former F2 from ply, and bind to it the nose undercarriage leg. Assemble together, and add the tank and former F3. Araldite should be used to support the undercarriage binding. While this is setting, build the wings which are quite straightforward. Do not add the flaps at this stage.

With the wings positioned between the bearers, cut out the fuselage sides and slide over the wings to the formers, one from each wing tip. Before cementing the sides to the formers and to the wings, ensure that the .assembly is square. Cut out the wing centre section sheeting top and bottom to give access for fitting the bellcrank.

Assemble the tailplane and elevator unit, ensuring that the elevators do not foul in the 'up' position, and temporarily fit to the top of the fuselage sides. The elevator push rod can then be made to size, and soldered in position through the bellcrank at the forward end. Draw the rear fuselage sides together, feeding the push rod ends through the holes on either side. Cement the packing piece in place, and add the tailplane/elevator assembly, soldering retaining washers on the push rod ends. Check that the elevator horns do not foul.

The wing flaps can now be added, the connecting torque rod being fed through the fuselage sides. Solder in place the flap operating arm, and connect to the bellcrank. With all work complete on the bellcrank assembly, the main undercarriage can now be fitted, again using Araldite to secure the binding..."

Vedette from Aeromodeller, July 1968.

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Vedette (oz14101) by WI Barrett 1968 - model pic

  • (oz14101)
    by WI Barrett
    from Aeromodeller
    July 1968 
    30in span
    IC C/L
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 19/09/2022
    Filesize: 316KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Circlip, RFJ
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