Stinson Reliant (oz182)


Stinson Reliant  (oz182) by Alan Booton 1937 - plan thumbnail

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Stinson Reliant. Rubber model. Air Trials plan to build a rubber powered free flight scale model of the Gull wing Stinson Reliant. Scale is 1/24.

Quote: "Gull-winged Reliant. Detailed plans for building a rugged flying model of the Stinson for 1937 - a realistic display model and an excellent flier.

THE 1937 Reliant is almost the same as the 1936 Reliant, with the exception of the changed cowl and rounded windshield. It is available in 5 models, depending upon motor and equipment required. In designing the model, the simplest design has been adhered to and )ret scale proportions have been maintained.

Fuselage. Select 4 fairly hard 1/16 sq strips for the main longerons. Include the 1/16 sheet wing mount in each primary frame, but leave off the stringers until the formers have been cemented into place. The primary frames start at #1 and end with the short tail posts. The round bulkhead is added, along with the 3/16" beams and the longitudinal braces. Sand the forward portion carefully to round off any protuberances and cover back to #2 with 1/32 sheet, and frame in the windows as shown. The 'bill' or extension over the cabin that the top of the windshield attaches to is carved and hollowed from a balsa block, since sheet balsa could not be bent perfectly enough..."

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