Fairey Delta 2 (oz14829)

 

Fairey Delta 2 (oz14829) by Phil Smith 1957 - plan thumbnail

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Fairey Delta 2. Free flight scale model for IC ducted fan.

Featured in Kapa Kollector #79, Sept 2012.

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  • (oz14829)
    Fairey Delta 2
    by Phil Smith
    from Veron
    1957 
    39in span
    Scale IC F/F Military Kit
    clean :)
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 19/08/2023
    Filesize: 1043KB
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    Credit*: Kappa Kollector
    Downloads: 743

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User comments

Hi, I have attached some photos of a Veron Fairey Delta which you can add to the plan page if you like [main pic, 005-008]. The model was bought by a friend for the engine, the seller was going to break the model up just to remove the engine, but it was saved. I tried to start it but couldn't get it to run, it would run happily on the bench using a propeller. It is very fragile, holding the model to start the engine is tricky. The model is in my loft, even more fragile now. EDF would be more convenient nowadays, cheers,
Gary Binnie - 30/09/2023
Gary - Dennis no relation I suppose?
bill dennis - 30/09/2023
Beautiful photos Gary, of a very striking model design. Thanks for sending them in.
SteveWMD - 01/10/2023
On holiday in Padstow in 1958 my mother bought me a Veron solid scale FD2. Aged 9 I attempted to build it or rather cut away the bits of rock hard balsa which obviously weren’t an aeroplane with a brass handled Swann Morton. I gave up but the lumpen fuselage and fading plan have followed me around for the last 65 years. In July we holidayed in nearby Rock. Expecting rain I took the FD2 and some scrap balsa and ply with me and rose to the challenge [pic 009]. In the intervening years I have learnt that with carving a centre line is essential so I split the fuselage and laminated in a thin ply profile. I also cut a slot right thro for a one piece wing. I laminated the wing with a ply core and started on the air intakes . Then the sun came out.....
My word the 1950s were serious: with due deference to Phil Smith’s excellent draughtsmanship what a relief it was when solid models were swept away by injection moulded polystyrene!
The Veron ducted fan FD 2 has always worried me as an example of weaponised free flight. Really for flying that nose should be removed to protect the innocent. My late friend Robin Kimber made this one [pics 010, 011] about fifteen years ago for EDF and a Tomy timer. Unfortunately he stored it in his garden shed and it was spoiled by spiders and damp. I will need to make a new nose and renew the stringers although I’ve already made a new fin. The construction is mercifully simple. Incidentally you will have to buy the printed wood and comprehensive instructions (and a decent plan!) from Colin Smith at Vintage Model Supplies who expertly curates his father’s massive archive.
Richard Falconer - 01/10/2023
Just replying to a question above, yes, Dennis Binnie was my father, he died in 1989. He wrote an Aeromodeller article on spoked wheels and made the front cover once with a Bleriot, I was pictured with him sometimes in 'Scale Matters', we built a 102" Lancaster which is also still in my loft . Cheers, Gary.
Gary Binnie - 02/10/2023
Maybe this will help with the fuselage formers (it's a circular section over most of the fuselage and the root wing rib is shown in side view)
https://www.the-blueprints.com/blueprints/modernplanes/modern-f/76492/view/fairey_delta_fd2/
Daithi - 03/10/2023
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