Alexander D-2 Flyabout


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Alexander D-2 Flyabout  
by Elbert J Weathers
from Model Airplane News
April 1947 
22in span
Tags: Scale Rubber F/F Civil
all formers complete :)
got article :)

This plan was found online 16/07/2011 at:
Outerzone planID: oz1505 | Filesize: 176KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: 50+AirYears, Pit


About this Plan

Alexander D-2 Flyabout - free flight scale rubber model.

Quote: - "Here is a well designed pre-war American lightplane that lends itself admirably to model building. It was in the same category as the 40 hp Piper Cub, being of the same general dimensions and performance ...the scale of the model is 1/10 full-size. All balsa should be of firm texture unless otherwise specified..."

Thanks to Pit for more detail on this plan, quote: - "from Model Airplane News April 1947. From ELBERT J. (JOE) WEATHERS (1920-1984) Alexander Aircraft Company, succeded in Aircraft Mechanics, Inc. This model is known as Alexander D-2 Flyabout with 3 cyl. Szekely engine."

Update 03/02/2017: added article, thanks to RFJ.

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User comments

I think this is a Welch Flyabout, not a Porterfield. I can get more info if you want, when I return home in a week.
anon - 13/11/2012
Got correct details now, thanks to Pit.
SteveWMD - 11/03/2015
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