MAC Fighter (oz15400)


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MAC Fighter. Free flight scale model for rubber power.

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Note the supplement article file was found online at thanks to KennyHorne.

Quote: "Fans, here's a hot scoop for you - the latest skybattling seaplane of the Military Aircraft Corporation. It's a snappy job that's never before been published, and it comes right from the bench of Bill Winter, the man who never misses. She's a true water-hopper, too - which will give all you land lubbers a chance to get in some real sea-model soloing. Build the MAC Fighter, by William Winter.

THIS trim seaplane fighter is the latest product of the Military Aircraft Corp. and it was designed by DeLackner, of QED fame, for the American Armament Corp. Since this ship is intended for export, all-purpose qualities were sought in the ship, thus necessitating a full armament enabling it to serve in several capacities.

The plane is a two-placer, armed with two fixed guns firing through the cowling, one flexible gun for the observer, and two one-hundred pound bombs.

All the features of the large ship have been included in our model, and thorough tests have been made on the little ship in order that you may be sure it will fly well off the water. Of striking appearance, the model has proved to be a mighty slick job - one well worth striving for.

Being a seaplane, this model may prove slight difficult to fly for you fans who haven't yet got your 'sea legs.' So at the end of the building instructions we give full info on water model soloing.

Fuselage: The type of construction employed calls for the use of four master stringers, each cut from 1/16 sheet balsa. The patterns are obtained by tracing the side, top, and bottom profiles of the fuselage. The bulkheads are also cut to shape from 1/16 sheet. Cut only the notches for the master stringers in starting construction. Cement two of the widest bulkheads in place on the side master stringers. When dry, locate the remaining bulkheads on the same two stringers. The top and bottom master stringers are glued in position in the usual manner.

Having marked the positions of the 1/16 sq auxiliary stringers, cement these stringers in place, cutting the required notches with a sliver of a double-edged razor blade as the work progresses.

The bulkhead extensions that form the wing fillets support a 1/16 sheet rib (similar to the main wing rib) on each aide of the fuselage to which the wing panels are later cemented. The front portion of this wing fillet is formed by a soft block cut to the size and shape given in the plans. The rear of the fillet is a piece of 1/16 sheet, the pattern of which is also included in the drawings..."

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MAC Fighter (oz15400) by Bill Winter 1936 - model pic

  • (oz15400)
    MAC Fighter
    by Bill Winter
    from Flying Aces
    November 1936 
    25in span
    Scale Rubber F/F LowWing Floatplane Fighter
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 22/06/2024
    Filesize: 810KB
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    Credit*: dfritzke, Circlip
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Apparently the MAC started out as Time Flies, here is a good link that has information and a 3 view of it. Dave
dave fritzke - 08/07/2024
There is also some interesting background info at this link:
The plane configured on floats may well be a "fantasy fighter", as the base design with conventional landing gear was destroyed early on in a flight test crash.
D A - 09/07/2024
Some considerations:
• Bill Winter (1912-1998) started modelling at the age of 9-10 circa.
• Started writing article for MAN in March 1935.
• The MAC seaplane was his 13th article, Air Trails in 1936.
• “Times Flies” later MAC-1, built by Pete Miller (Gee Bee designer in 1932-1934) and ex Gee Bee workers rolled out in Oct. 1936. One mont before Winter’s model. But the MAC-1 for military evaluation was rebuild in 2 seats only in 1938. Too late for Winter’s plan.
• DeLackner, cited in Winter’s article, founded the GMD company (from their names) with Grainville Zantford (ex Gee Bee), Miller Pete Howell (ex Gee Bee). They designed the GMD QED R6-H erroneusly considered the last of Gee Bee co. race aircraft serie.
• In Winter’s article MAC was described as “ scoop..that’s never be published…”
• Probably Bill Winter heared something about a race plane designed by Miller that could be converted for military purpouse but never see a drawings. So he makes an adaptation of the QED R6H in a fantasy miltary floatplane. Note the scale EDO float style,the not tapered wings and fuse tailplane similarity with the R6H, just move a double seat canopy in the middle of the fuse. To me it’s completely a fantasy plane and don’t forget that Air Trails was the house of Bill Barnes aviation adventures with nice fantasy aircrafts.
Pit - 09/07/2024
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