Junior Jim (oz2054)


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Junior Jim. Free flight sports model. Parasol design for .75 to 1.3 cc power. From November 1956 Aeromodeller.

Quote: "A tough little 40 inch sport flyer with a parasol wing mounting, from Mauripur, Pakistan. Junior Jim, by J Jacobsen.

In many ways this pert little parasol number is full of novelty. The wings are in two pieces, yet seat on a narrow centre section quite securely without need for strutting, the nose is capacious enough to take a wide variety of power units, and the tailplane is on the large side to cure any wayward looping tendencies. There is a little more to this latter point than meets the eye, for Junior started life as a Biplane!

Registration on the original stands for RAF Station Mauripur, near Karachi in Pakistan, and is not, as the hawkeyes might want to correct, a mistaken use of the last civil registered Hurricane G-AMAU lettering. Colouring is black and white wings with a metallic purple fuselage.

This is one model that the sport flyer can really pour plenty of cement into without fear of coming out overweight. Twenty ounces is a mere nothing to Junior Jim, and most of the hard balsa fanatics who like to gusset every joint with a liberal wedge of clear cement will find it difficult to get beyond this figure, unless of course they resort to tar and canvas for covering!

Ready to start? The fuselage can be made in either of two ways. 'Jake' Jacobsen recommends that the longerons are cemented to the 1/16 in sides, then the formers added, while we feel that beginners in particular will find it more easy to assemble the formers on the longerons, then to sheet the sides..."

Update 30/10/2018: Added article, thanks to RFJ.

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