Chrislea Super Ace - Scale free flight model of British 4 seater. Scale is 1/8. For 1cc power.
Quote: "In choosing the Chrislea Super Ace as the subject for a Scale Model, a departure from the orthodox has been made in that the machine offers opportunities for investigating the flying characteristics of a tricycle undercarriage as applied to model aeronautics.
The actual construction of the model is simple and straight-forward, and constant reference to the G.A. drawing, the photographs of the model in various stages of construction together with Mr. Moore's cut-away drawing should ensure that the modeller encounters nothing in the way of building snags. Indeed, the only part of the construction that is liable to cause any difficulty to even a beginner in this sphere of model building is, as usual, the soldering of the undercarriage assembly.
The model is as near scale as is compatible with successful flying, the dihedral, sizes of tail surfaces and wing section being correct to 1/8 scale.
As an experiment, the use of stiff cartridge paper for the entire fuselage decking aft of the wing has proved very successful, and after nearly three months' exposure to all sorts of temperatures and conditions of humidity it has so far refused to form wrinkles. The saving in weight has been considerable, since one is able to do away with intermediate formers.
The test flying of the model is carried out in the usual way, i.e. by gliding it until by the addition of small amounts of ballast to the tail end of the machine a straight and steady glide is obtained..."
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