Atom Baby

 

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Atom Baby  
by Bill Dean
from Aeromodeller
November 1953 
12in span
Tags: Jetex F/F
all formers complete :)
got article :)


This plan was found online 12/09/2011 at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1265873&page=372
Outerzone planID: oz1600 | Filesize: 725KB | Format: • PDFbitmap • PDFvector | Credit*: aeromeddeler, hogal

   

About this Plan

Atom Baby - Simple Jetex model. Sheet construction, 12in span. For Jetex Atom 35 motor. November 1953 Aeromodeller.

Quote: "Asked by the editor to design a beginner's model for the new Jetex 'Atom 35' we decided to adopt a perfectly conventional layout and concentrate on building simplicity.

After selecting the balsa sheet and sitting down at the building board, the average beginner can easily turn out one of these little models in one hour flat. Patterns are shown full size at the foot of the page, so trace them on to 3/16 (A) and 1/16 (B, C and D) sheet. Cut out the parts with a sharp razor blade and make two wing panels.

Sandpaper all parts well and round off the upper edges of the flying surfaces (except at wing roots and fin base). Carve away the fuselage corners with the exception of the motor clip and flying surface positions, Taper the fuselage at the tail end (top view) and cut a shallow V at the wing pisition. Place the wing panels on a flat surface with the roots level with the edge, then sand the roots to a slight angle for the dihedral joint, Pin one panel flat on the building board and cement the other to it, packing up the latter 2in.

Begin the assembly by cementing the tailplane (B) to the fuselage (A). Carefully chocking for correct alignment. When dry, follow with the in (C) and the wing (D) - again making were that the parts tine up correctly with each other in the top and front views..."

Update 04/10/2017: Added PDFvector plan tracing, thanks to hogal.

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