Fairchild Ranger (oz14504)


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Fairchild Ranger. Free flight scale model for rubber power.

Originally a Megows kit from circa 1940(?). This here is a later reprint of the plan from a Golden Age Reproductions kit, released in the 1970s.

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Fairchild Ranger (oz14504) 1940 - model pic

  • (oz14504)
    Fairchild Ranger
    from Megow, Golden Age Reproductions (ref:J7)
    30in span
    Scale Rubber F/F Cabin Civil Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 01/04/2023
    Filesize: 877KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: RogerB
    Downloads: 540

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Interesting in that the box image doesn't match the plans. Between 1937 and 1938 Fairchild did two external changes to the Model 24 line. Prior to 38 the rear passenger window trailing edge curved downward from the top to straight line bottom and the aircraft had a narrow chord fin. '38 and onward the rear window trailing edge curved upward to a straight top edge, and the had a broad chord fin similar to the PT-19 trainer. The plans so pre 38 the picture is post 38
Thomas Solinski - 18/04/2023
Hemm. I wonder if the modeler who put together the box model put the window in upside down?
RogerB - 18/04/2023
An online image search for the "NC16871" registration number yields this nice photo: https://www.airhistory.net/photo/450064/NC16871
D A - 19/04/2023
I've just noticed the latest comment regarding the Fairchild 24 with up- and down-swept rear windows. Both methods were used. I've attached two period photos showing this, admittedly on the non-radial powered version [pics 005, 006].
John French - 21/04/2023
Hello, Here's a couple photos of my Fairchild Ranger [mainpic, 010-013] built from your plan oz14504. It's a great flyer!
I also have a YouTube video that reviews the build and test flights of the model: https://youtu.be/7IhP-WotkLU
Thank you and keep up the great work!
John Koptonak - 16/02/2024
Beautiful John, just beautiful. It is great to see someone building a model from one of the plans I sent to Outerzone. This is one of the main reasons I love this site, so others can enjoy building and fly little masterpieces like yours.
BTW it looks like you scaled up the horizontal stab from the plans. Was there a reason you did that?
RogerB - 16/02/2024
Hi Roger. I did step up the stab a bit. Always makes a model easier to trim. This one really is a great flyer. BTW, you can seem my build video here if you already haven't: https://youtu.be/7IhP-WotkLU
John K. - 17/02/2024
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