Art Chester Racer (oz15058)
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Art Chester Racer. Free flight scale model for rubber power. Wingspan 20 in.
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Planfile includes build instructions.
Quote: "Art Chester Racer. 20 inch Wingspan. Study carefully all details and observe annotations on plans before starting to build your plane. Follow instructions step by step, refer constantly to drawings and photos, and check parts carefully with plans from time to time.
When cutting curved balsa parts such as bulkheads, wing tips, tail surface outlines, etc, always cut the inside curve first, as this helps to prevent the balsa from splitting. When pinning parts to the drawing never pin through the wood but place pins on each side.
Fuselage: Place top and bottom 1/16 sq balsa longerons on drawing the full length of fuselage (solid black lines), holding in place with straight pins, Insert vertical pieces (solid black lines) starting from rear of fuselage and up to within 3-3/4 in of #1 bulkhead.
Make two sides of fuselage in this manner and when they are thoroughly dry join together by inserting bulk-heads 3, 3, 4, 5, and 6 on top of fuselage and 1/16 sq balsa pieces on the bottom locating these where the vertical pieces are.
Now insert the large bulkhead #2 in place and then glue in bulkhead #1. Cut out paper covering P-1 from plan and glue in place between 12 and 13 bulkheads. Insert rear hook in a piece of balsa 1/8 x 1/8 x 11/16 and glue under bulkhead #6.
Carve cowling front from balsa block and glue to front fuselage. Cut black shapes from gummed paper (fig. 1) and glue to front of cowling. Cut two landing gears from printed balsa sheet and sandpaper to shape. Insert landing gear into fuselage with the long notch fitted into the vertical piece on fuselage.
Join the landing gears together inside of fuselage with two 1/8 sq balsa pieces glued firmly into the notches. This new method of inserting a landing gear, originated by Scientific, has proven to be very strong and satisfactory.
Cover the entire fuselage up to bulkhead #1 with green tissue, overlapping the tissue on bulkhead 14 so that it will not come, loose when tightened. From bulkhead #1 forward, cover with yellow tissue. Build up windshield of 1/16 sq balsa and support 13A..."
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