Curtiss P-40C (oz1415)
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Curtiss P-40C. Free flight scale rubber model fighter. This plan is from the book 'Flying Scale Models of WWII' from MB magazine.
Quote: "...the most famous sharkmouthed P-40's must surely have been those serving with the American Volunteer Group in China, around which so much aviation literature has been written. Our model is based upon a machine serving with the A.V.G. in China, but there are, of course, numerous other schemes from which to choose if the intricacy of that sharkmouth daunts you a little. The P-40 is a big model... or at least the fuselage is! The exceptionally long nose assists balance problems, but don't be deceived into thinking that weight-watching around the tail is any less important. You still need a little weight in the nose, so the more you save at the back, the less dead weight you'll need at the front. The photographs show the model as originally built and, clearly, the landing gear legs are a bit too long. Strangely enough this did not become apparent until the photos were printed. The legs were afterwards shortened by about 3/16 inch and the appearance has been greatly improved."
Update 10/07/2015: Replaced this plan with a corrected version, thanks to StuartBurling.
Quote: "Hi Steve, This is a correction to the [P-40C plan]. The previous submission had a scan gap in the middle resulting in a stretched fuselage that was 3/8ths of an inch too long. It is now removed and the longeron lengths have been checked against the revised fuselage profile to make sure they fit OK - which they do. Some other details were also tidied up. Regards,"
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by Doug McHard
from Flying Scale Models of WWII
Scale Rubber F/F LowWing Military Fighter
all formers complete :)
Found online 11/07/2011 at:
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User commentsNice photos [pics 004-006] of the completed P-40 were found here: http://hobby.eyeonentry.com/p40.htm
SteveWMD - 06/10/2012
the photos have been moved to: http://facflyer.com/p40_four.htm
Rick Pendzick - 20/09/2019
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