Beagle Basset (oz1872)


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Beagle Basset. Control line scale twin. For 2 x 1.5cc motors. Scale is 1/12. Aeromodeller January 1972. This is a low resolution plan.

Quote: "IT TOOK BRITISH EXECUTIVE AND GENERAL AVIATION LTD less than one year from the initial decision to design and build a twin-engined light executive aeroplane, until the prototype '206' flew for the first time in August 1961. This aircraft soon found popularity, with its ability to carry 5-7 persons, and it was not long before the Ministry of Aviation took an interest in it, with a view to adopting it as a communications and ferrying aircraft for the RAF. Indeed, in late 1964, twenty were ordered for these purposes, under the name of the Basset CC Mk 1.

The model presented here was inspired by the Airfix plastic kit of the Basset, and the designer can thoroughly recommend buying this kit if it is intended to finish the model in its military guise.

Construction should provide no difficulty to the modeller with some previous experience, as standard techniques are used throughout. The airframe is built in two main components, the fuselage and tail as one unit, the wings and engine nacelles as the other.

To build the fuselage, first cut out the 1/8 sheet keels (F10-14, 16 and 17), pin down over the plan, then add the port side half-formers, using a set square to check that they are truly vertical, When quite dry, add the 3/32 sheet balsa sides. As soon as this assembly is dry, remove from the plan and add the remaining half-formers, not forgetting to fit the nose leg bearer.

Fret out the 3/32 ply full-former F5 and place in position before adding the starboard fuselage side — but do not cement it to the lower keel piece. Check carefully at this stage that the basic fuselage is not distorted or warped in any way. If you intend to add full cockpit furnishings, then it should be done at this stage while the whole area is readily accessible.

Cut the tailplane and elevators from 3/16 sheet (duplicate parts are needed for lamination) and sand outside surfaces to shape. Laminate the two halves, remembering to include the tape hinges and elevator horn, and making sure that the elevator moves freely. Glue this assembly in position, checking carefully that it is at right-angles to the fuselage sides. Fit the push-rod to the elevator horn, leaving the forward end of the pushrod with sufficient excess length to enable it to be later connected to the bellcrank. Bend l4swg nose-leg to shape, add wheel, bind with fusewire then solder as indicated. Finally bind and epoxy to the hardwood mount... "

Update 26/06/2016: article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.

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