Dart Kitten (oz1635)


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Dart Kitten. Free flight 1/12 scale model of the ultralight plane. 32in wingspan for a .75cc motor. From January 1953 Aeromodeller.

Quote: "SEEING an article on the Dart Kitten in the October 1950 Aeromodeller, John Lamble was beset with a violent attack of 'scaleitis', impelling him to build something other than his usual functional machines.

Scaled at 1 inch to 1 foot, for his old 1947 Amco .87 cc, the Kitten makes up into a sweet little machine of 32 inch span with a very lively performance. Any of the new 0.5 cc engines should be satisfactory, also the Mills .75; but don't try anything bigger than .87 cc.

Incidentally the model was made entirely out of the contents of a scrap box and it is suggested that you do the same. As a guide, medium balsa was used throughout.

Construction. Wings and Tailplane. These are quite conventional. The only point to remember is to make sure the undercarriage legs are firmly bound into place on the lower mainspar.

Fuselage. Assemble the two basic side frames, over the plan, omitting 1/8 sheet wing seating and formers, F1, F2 and F7, for the moment. These two sides are placed upside down on the plan view and are joined together with 1/8 x 1/16 spacers and trued up by the formers F1, F2 and F7, which are now inserted. Add the other spacers as indicated on the plan..."

Update 27/07/2013: Replaced this plan with a much clearer modern redrawn plan in PDFvector format, thanks to hogal. The original unfinished raster version (hatched background) is still available as a supplement file.

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