Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun (oz1827)


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Taifun. Simple profile scale model, for rubber FF or Cox .020 C/L. From Aeromodeller September 1963.

Quote: "DE Garrett's rubber model, with our Controline conversion for the Cox .020

Two models in one - the rubber powered version shown as on the full-size plan, can be converted to a control line flyer for the Cox TD .020.

The full-size aircraft was designated Bf 108 after the original title of the Messerschmitt Co, the Bayerische Flugzeugwerke, and was the forerunner of the well known Bf 109 fighter, the flying surfaces being similar in planform. It is not generally known that the Bf 108B Taifun operated as a communications aircraft with the RAF. It was then known as the Messerschmitt Aldon, and had a top speed of 187 mph. They carried usual service markings with green and brown camouflage and a yellow underside; as can be imagined this caused some confusion for aircraft spotters.

Start construction by building the left hand wing panel over the plan. First pin down the 1/8 x 3/8 in LE and the 1/8 x 1/2 in TE. Notch out the LE and TE, and add wing ribs making sure WR is true by the use of the dihedral gauge. The 4 in dia. hole must be drilled in WR before it is cemented in. Add 3/16 in tip blocks and leave to dry. At this point remove all pins except the ones at WR and insert the 1/32 in packing under the TE at the wing tip. Cement 1/16 x 1/8 in spar in and 1/32 LE sheeting. When the assembly is dry remove from building board and sand smooth.

The right-hand wing panel is built in the same manner, the only difference being W1 and W3 change places with WR and the tip block. Now cement CS ribs together and drill WC binding hole. When dry cement both wing panels to CS and leave to dry. Add the dihedral brace, sand LE and TE to section.

The U/C should be bent from 18 swg piano wire as shown and bound through the hole in WR and CS, it is also advisable to rub cement into the thread to make a secure joint.

The fuselage sides should be cut from medium 1/16 in balsa and pinned directly above the plan as shown. Then add the 1/8 in x 1/4 in formers and longerons..."

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