Convair Delta Wing XF-92A (oz2144)

 

Convair Delta Wing XF-92A (oz2144) by Frank Lasheck from Air Trails Annual  1954 - plan thumbnail

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Convair Delta Wing XF-92A. Scale dyna-jet model. CL Scale Jet pg 10 Air Trails Annual 1954. Scale is 1/12.

Quote: "Combining the Dyna-Jet and delta wing shape results in a scale model that is a real show stopper. The white paint job is dazzling and the Dyna-Jet boosts the ship along at 95 mph. The model handles very well and flies very smoothly. There has been no trouble with excess heat from the engine and the odd configuration will fly right if balanced properly.

The model is scaled at 1in = 1 ft, making a pretty big job. Length is 41in and span is 1-1/4. This size is necessary so that there is ample clearance around the Dyna-Jet is the fuselage.

Complete accurate data has not been released on the big XF-92A, so the model does not have all the details complete, notably the landing gear.

You will note on the plan side view that outlines of the scale tail cone are a bit higher than the model construction. The model was laid out with fuselage symmetrical about the center line for ease of building.

Construction of the XF-92-A is fairly complex, and therefore not recommended for beginners. The fuselage is built on a jig made up of 1 x 3 in blocks at each former station (see construction steps drawing). The blocks are screwed or nailed to a 6in wide plank forming a base board..."

Update 22/12/2017: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Bernd57.

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Convair Delta Wing XF-92A (oz2144) by Frank Lasheck from Air Trails Annual  1954 - model pic

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User comments

This is my rendition of Frank Lasheck's XF-92A, plan No. 2144 [more pics 004-007]. Since I couldn't find a functional Dynajet, it is a static model. I bet that it would be a thrill to light it off though!
RayLathrop_Iowa - 29/12/2017
Ray - go have a browse on Hobbyking - they've got one if you feel like living dangerously LOL: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbyking-pulse-jet-gasoline-engine-red-head-with-ignition-system.html?___store=en_us
Daithi - 02/01/2018
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