Hot Canary. Free flight gas model, a beginners FF model from Aeromodeller, September 1953.
Quote: "A 34 in power model of simple construction & proved flying ability for motors up to .87 cc, BY WA EDWARDS.
When a model flies consistently and well in all waethers for eaighteen months, and still remains in flying trim, it obviously has something. Such a job is Hot Canary; the somewhat austere lines may not appeal to the aesthetic builder, but the all-round ruggedness and flyability are just what is required by the average knockabout club junior.
Construction is simple to a degree, as the straight outlines indicate, and the fuselage is built around the bearers for maximum strength. These are first cut to length and the three 1/8 in formers slipped in place and cemented. The wing platform secures the tops of the formers and ensures alignment.
Pin down bottom longerons and insert spacers, and erect remainder of fuselage on this. Cement fin, tailplane platform and dowels in place. Remove from plan, bind in undercarriage, and cement skid in place.
Cut and notch wing spars and build wing in four separate panels. The lower parts of the ribs are 1/8 sq and the upper pieces are cut from 1/8 sheet. Assemble with correct dihedral and insert braces. Build tailplane in normal way,
Covering is straightforward, using rag tissue and tissue paste. Care must be exercised around the wing mount, and some builders may care to insert a strip of 1/16 x 1/4 in along the angle of the three formers to facilitate the attachment of the tissue at this point. The original was water-shrunk and given two coats of clear dope, followed by a coat of red all over, with yellow leading edges, lettering and fuselage motif.
When used with a Mills .75 three degrees left thrust and a little downthrust was required; these settings were obtained by drilling the port bolt-holes 1/8 in further back than on the starboard side and using washers under the rear of the lugs..."
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