Shaft Flyer (oz14247)


Shaft Flyer (oz14247) by John Stockwell, Louis Bucalo 1944 - plan thumbnail

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Shaft Flyer. Rubber stick model.

Quote: "Build the Shaft Flyer, by John Stockwell and Louis Bucalo.

ARE you looking for a smooth-performing plane in which to invest your dwindling supply of rubber? You are? Then this is the ship you are waiting for. Rubber requirements won't exceed a yard for this ship and the performance will be reminiscent of the thrills you got with your rubber-loaded pre-war jobs. The model, because of its adjustable nose, tail boom, and wing, can be made to perform any maneuver the operator wishes. Interested? Then get your rubber out of hiding and start work on this simply built model.

Fuselage: Cut the plan from the magazine, lay on a flat worktable and line up the two sections carefully. Over this spread a sheet of waxed paper to prevent the cement from sticking and ruining the plan. The 3/32 square, hard balsa longerons are laid out on the top view and fastened in place with pins. Be sure that the pins are placed on either side of the longerons, not through them. Glue in the spreader braces and let dry. An easy way to put the bottom, or keel longeron into place is to cut it a little longer than required, stick a pin through the piece at each end, and then, pin this keel so that the top is 15/16 in above the plan.

The upright braces which form the triangular fuselage are now glued in and the entire assembly is left to dry thoroughly. Lightly sand the fuselage to remove rough spots and then cover. Shrink the tissue and dope twice with clear, thin dope. The noseblock is carved from hard balsa and a hole is drilled to accommodate a .031 propshaft. Cement a washer at each end of the noseblock to prevent the shaft from enlarging the hole too much.

For the propeller use a piece of medium hard balsa. Cut to the outline dimensions shown and then carve to the proper pitch. When finished, cut off at the point where the blade starts to broaden and make the hinge. Use .020 piano wire and soft aluminum or brass for the hinge. Glue and reinforce with thread. Balancing of the propeller is accomplished by means of solder at the end of a wire loop on the end of the propeller..."

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Shaft Flyer (oz14247) by John Stockwell, Louis Bucalo 1944 - model pic

  • (oz14247)
    Shaft Flyer
    by John Stockwell, Louis Bucalo
    from Flying Aces
    January 1944 
    13in span
    Rubber F/F
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 27/11/2022
    Filesize: 185KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: theshadow
    Downloads: 235

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A short kit is available for this model:
Andreas Koch - 12/12/2022
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