Sea Otter (oz1667)

 

Sea Otter (oz1667) by HG Moore from Model Aircraft 1953 - plan thumbnail

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Vickers Supermarine Sea Otter. Scale flying boat biplane from May 1953 Model Aircraft, for Mills .75 power.

This is a modern redrawn plan in PDFvector format by Hogal, scaled to full size.

Quote: "Here is a fine model for the flying scale enthusiasts. With a 30-inch span, it is just right for the Mills 75. The Vickers Supermarine Sea Otter, by HG Moore.

DEVELOPED from the Walrus, the Vickers Supermarine Sea Otter is a Naval reconnaissance and air-sea rescue amphibian with a Bristol Mercury engine and a wing span of 46 ft. The model has a span of 30 in and was designed around the Mills .75.

Hull: Commence by cutting out the bottom keels from hard 1/8 sheet balsa, and the 1/16 balsa bulkheads, each in two halves. Pin over the plan the bottom keel and the 1/4 sq dorsal keels, and cement the balsa half formers in place. Add the 1/8 sq stringers at the top and bottom of the fuselage side, and when all is dry, remove from the plan. Add the other side of the fuselage and cut out the ply bulkheads, each in one piece.

Cut thin tin to the shape of the formers and drill as shown for 10 BA bolts. Cut 16-g wire and shape nacelle struts, and solder in place on the tin, with the u/c brass tubes. Then fit the bulkheads into the fuselage and bolt on the tin plates with the struts and u/c fixings. Cement well and gusset as shown. Fit window frames but leave the nose until later..."

This is a modern redrawn plan in PDFvector format by Hogal at full size.

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