Miss Exchange Club (oz1615)


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Miss Exchange Club. Free flight gas model. Flying Aces Nov 1938.

Note this is not a full size plan. This is a scan of the magazine article as printed in 1938, along with all drawings and templates, as printed in the magazine pages.

Quote: "A Contest Gas Dandy. Miss Exchange Club, by Ben Shereshaw.

Dedicated to the Exchange Clubs of America in appreciation of their active interest in the 1938 Nationals, this streamlined four-foot gas model is one of the best-performing jobs we've ever printed for you. And the bill of materials, which you'll find on the opposite page, will be easy on even the slimmest pocketbook. Need we say more?

IN recognition of the splendid spirit shown by the Exchange Clubs of the nation - and particularly by the Exchange Club of Detroit - in connection with the recent National Model Airplane Meet, I have dedicated this 48 in streamlined gas-powered model exclusively to the organization and have christened it by the most appropriate name - Miss Exchange Club.

Designed expressly to fly with miniature engines, the model showed great promise at the Nationals, and the few kinks that popped out at that time have been ironed out in this improved version built for Flying Aces fans.

Several innovations have been tried successfully on this model. These include the new monostrut landing gear and the special device for attaching the wings to the fuselage.

In selecting material for Miss Ex-change Club, it is important to keep in mind the fact that every bit of surplus weight counts against you, because of the small 'power surplus' delivered by baby engines. Therefore be very careful in picking out your wood, especially the planking for the fuselage.

Fuselage: Start by selecting a medium grade of 1/16 balsa sheet, slightly over-size for the bulkheads. For bulkheads A and B use two sheets of 1/16 balsa laminated together before the bulkheads are shaped. Then, working from the bulkhead plate on the opposite page, cut all of the bulkheads along with the longeron and motor bearer notches.

The longerons should be selected for grain and even bending qualities. Our first step in the assembly is to mark off on the longerons the distance between the bulk-heads at their minor axes. A small, crutch-like jig can be built for the assembly over a full size layout of -the top view of the fuselage (Plate 2). In this case we sub-stitute strips of 3/16 scrap balsa for bulkheads. This assembly should be cemented lightly together.

When this has been completed, you will be able to slide the bulkheads in place between the horizontal longerons. The scrap cross-members should not be cut away until. the longerons have been cemented in place. Check very carefully the alignment of the fuselage before the final coats of cement are applied.

The spruce motor mounts, landing gear braces, and wing hooks can next be inserted and cemented securely in position.

As you will note on the plans, the fuselage contains no stringers. It relies on the planking strips to hold the con-tours without sag. Do not attempt to sheet-cover the fuselage, for this will not give the desired resistance to dope and crackups. Plank-cover it with strips. The softest possible grade of sheet balsa should be selected for the purpose and stripped to the required dimensions..."

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