Clipped Wing Taylorcraft (oz14968)


Clipped Wing Taylorcraft (oz14968) by John Bell 1990 - plan thumbnail

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Clipped Wing Taylorcraft. Free flight scale model for rubber power. Wingspan 29-1/2 in, wing area 150 sq in. Scale is 1/12.


NOTE: The 3/32 square top spar on the wing has been changed to 3/32 x 1/8. These two pieces are end color coded red.

1. Be sure wing ribs W-1 are accurately positioned as they will sit EXACTLY on top of the fuselage box frame at F-6T.

2. The wing main spar is laminated from 1/16 balsa and 1/64 aircraft plywood. Do not install the main spar until final assembly. The proper dihedral angle will automatically be set when the wings are attached to the fuselage with the main spar.

3. Carefully note on the plan which 1/16 x 3/32 balsa diagonal supports are on top and which are on the bottom.

4. Be sure to round off the edges of the 3/32 square fuselage longerons as shown on the fuselage cross sections.

5. The cowl framework is built the same way as the fuselage box frame, and then glued to the front of bulkhead F-3 within the dotted lines.

6. Glue the 1/4 x 1-1/2 inch birch dowel in the spinner block and roughly carve the spinner to shape. Chuck the spin-ner in a hand power drill and turn to final shape with a sanding board. In order for the propeller free wheeling mechanism to work properly the spinner must be hollowed out adaquately. Use a small wood grinding bit for this job. Be ruthless here. MAKE SURE the prop shaft CAN NOT get hung up on the spinner. Cut slots for the propeller then wood fill and paint the spinner. Trace the final outline of the spinner base on the .040 styrene prop boss and trim to size. Assemble the prop, spinner, prop shaft, brass washers, teflon nose plug and prop boss as shown on the plan. Finally glue the prop boss to the spinner.

7. Patterns are supplied for trimming the Taylorcraft. First, tape a pat-tern of a trim piece to a flat cut-ting surface. Place a piece of red colored tissue over the pattern and tape it in place. Place a piece of wax paper over the tissue and tape in place. The trim piece can now be cut out with an X-Acto knife and a No.11 blade. Before attaching the trim tissue the model will have re-cieved two coats of clear dope thinned 50/50. Lay the trim tissue exact-ly in place on the model and brush in place with thinner. Give one fin-al. coat of 50/50 thinned dope.

8. Decals are supplied if you choose not to cut out the tissue letters..."

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Clipped Wing Taylorcraft (oz14968) by John Bell 1990 - model pic

  • (oz14968)
    Clipped Wing Taylorcraft
    by John Bell
    from Bell Models
    December 1990 
    30in span
    Scale Rubber F/F Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 22/11/2023
    Filesize: 902KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: RogerB
    Downloads: 560

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Beautiful model! Thank you very much for posting!
Fabio - 05/12/2023
If you want to detail this model in Duane Cole's livery, EAA has some nice pictures of the actual aircraft on their website here:
RogerB - 06/12/2023
How not to like a John Bell plan? Fine work on the complete package, and thanks for the EAA link as well :)
Duane is shown flying below. EAA's first pres. appears at 0.05 on his restored can't-remember-what :))
Miguel - 06/12/2023
Miguel, That looks like an F6F Hellcat.
RogerB - 06/12/2023
Not a Hellcat--it's the North American P-64 that EAA founder Paul Poberezny flew for many years in airshow performances.
D A - 07/12/2023
That's the one! Thanks, D.A. :)
Miguel - 07/12/2023
If you pause the video at the 5s mark, you can read "North American P-64" right on the forward fuselage!
SR22D - 07/12/2023
This is one of the things I love about this hobby. When I picked this kit up I didn’t know who Duane Cole was so I had to find out more about him. I also never knew about the NA P-64 and since I like history and obscure aircraft I’m going to have to do some more reading. Thanks DA for sending me down another rabbit hole ;).
RogerB - 09/12/2023
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